Isometric Monkey Yoga - IMY- is fun, accessible, and challenging. The synthesis of Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, dance, and martial arts principles, IMY is a non-impact, aerobically efficient alternative to weight lifting and passive stretching.
Isometric exercises and resistance stretching place the emphasis on muscle growth, separation, and definition. Monkeying around in the Asanas, slides the muscle sheaths independently, melts fascial binding, engages new muscle fibers, and increases proprioceptor nerve growth, making the body long, strong, supple, flexible and agile.
You will laugh, sweat, and be sore the next day, good sore. Effort and intelligence evolve the monkey, transforming pain into pleasure and restrictions into abilities. The first monkey rule is to do what you like, and dont do what you dont like.
All of our teachers will help any willing student to modify the Asanas to make the positions and sequences easier and simpler, or more challenging and complex. Please view the Photos Page on the MYS website to get an idea of the Asanas and sequence.