Need a little rock star yoga in your life?
Look no further than Maroon 5's frontman, Adam Levine! The dude is a veritable treasure trove of yoga know-how, and he's sharing it with the world!
"Weights made my neck thick, and I would be like, 'I'm turning into a monster!' Yoga takes what you have and molds and sculpts it, which is a much more natural way to look and feel."
"I don't like how people bullshit about how yoga is not about vanity. Playing a show before thousands of people is a highly unnatural state and when I get on the mat to do an hour of yoga before the show, I come out physically relaxed."
And here, folks, are the 5 things Yoga that Adam lives by:
Ashtanga: The basis of Levine's routine, this relatively high-speed style relies on a set sequence of poses and emphasizes continuous movements in between. May be too much for the beginner.
Vinyasa: A less intense version of Ashtanga, this focuses on synchronizing the breath with the movements that connect the poses.
Jivamukti: Combines a movement with music and Hindu spirituality. Levine steers clear of the dogma but is into the music and the physical flow.
Iyengar: A slow-moving style that is based on poses precisely held, often for extended periods of time. Dennis has created his own higher-energy version.
Anusara: This melds Iyengar's clinical sensibility with a Hindu-derived spirituality. Levine does lots of Anusara-influenced chest-opening postures.
The question is — how advanced do you need to be to do this stuff??
We say join a yoga class and find out! It can only help!
Thanks for the tips, Adam!