I first started practicing yoga right after high school. As a kid I remember a tv show called “Yoga for Health” by Richard Hittleman and we used to practice head stands and doing the lotus position.
I continue to practice off and on and enjoy a strenuous version of vinyasa yoga or flow. I particularly enjoy power yoga that can challenge your core, balance, quads and overall a great workout.
So when Samantha Danielle, owner of Levitas Studio in Fremont contacted us about a video, I was intrigued. Lexi and I went to the studio to check it out and take an introductory class. It was so fun, exciting, exhilarating and relaxing, all at the same time. The most amazing part of the class, is the feeling of being inside the lycra hammock. The stretchy fabric just caresses your body and it feels wonderful. Like a huge hug, but all over your body. Samantha tells me that it’s a type of sensory deprivation that is stimulating and calming at the same time. “Swinging provides vestibular therapy; a soothing input for overwhelmed senses, especially beneficial for children with sensory integration problems as well as those with autism or ADHD.” This description is taken from a site that sells therapeutic hammocks. Wow, no wonder it felt so good. ADHD? over stimulated? Sounds like someone I know. Sounds like a lot of people I know.
Samantha’s soothing voice combined with a nice mix of chill music is instructional, friendly and assuring. When you do finally go head down, you feel totally at ease and trusting that you’ll be ok. The Levitas Studio is tucked away in a great location back down the stairs between Qazis and Kwanjaion on 34th right at the center of the universe in FREMONT. Give it a try, it’s a great way to get a workout, do some stretching, and for those of us who find themselves sitting for long periods of time, it also decompress your back. Let me know what you think?