While yoga and dance have overlapping benefits, you might not think of putting both these activities together. In fact, yoga and hip-hop may seem to be even more unlikely partners, even though both activities make use of rhythmic movements.
Yoga and Dance
Yoga has the ability to heal various ailments, induces relaxation in the mind and body, and promotes a toned physique. The various Asanas practiced during yoga routines focus on building strength, enhancing flexibility, and improves overall balance and agility.
Dance, on the other hand, is an extremely beneficial activity that keeps the whole body in shape and enables you to have some fun while doing so. Dancing gets your heart rate up, strengthens your muscles, and builds stronger bones.
Nowadays, it is very common to combine dance and yoga together to engage yogis and dancers in an exciting, yet challenging routine that benefits overall health and well-being.
What Is Hip Hop Asana?
Starting his journey in yoga from age 13, Jules Febre, a trained Jivamukti yoga instructor, brings his own twist to yoga by adding in a little bit of hip-hop to his yoga routine.
Born and raised in New York City, Febre spent three months in Mysore, India studying Ashtanga Yoga with Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois. Febre has expanded his practice to meditation as other forms of yoga and inspires yogis all over the world through his travels across Europe, Australia, and Asia.
Bringing hip hop and yoga together is Febre’s own style, one that he has been teaching for eight years. A yoga routine enjoyed by the younger generation, hip-hop asana boosts the benefits of both dance and yoga to improve overall fitness.
In the video below, Jivamukti teacher and hip-hop dancer Jules Febre shares how he blends his two passions together to reap the effective health benefits from the engaging routine.
Jules Febre strives to bring happiness and boost mental health especially to those at-risk through his hip-hop inspired yoga routine.
Updated by Siya Rajan on 06/21/2018
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