It took Lauri Gilfoy several tries before she found the type of yoga she liked. She first tried hot yoga but found the 105-degree heat overwhelming. Next she tried a stretch class at her gym. “They didn’t call it yoga, but it had the same postures,” she said. That wasn’t what she wanted, either. Next, she eased into a vinyasa yoga class that gave her both stretching and a workout.
She was hooked. Now Gilfoy, a Phoenix resident, does vinyasa yoga once a week. With so many types of yoga available, choosing the right class can be daunting. It’s easy to assume that, because they employ similar or identical postures and techniques, one type is just like another. But that’s not the case. The word yoga is “a big umbrella,” said Barbara Adams, owner of Yoga Village, which has locations in Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. “It can be anything from reading a book to jumping through a room and sweating.” Continue reading >>