Fizzy who? Physiyoga. A new-ish type of fitness program that combines physiotherapy, meditative breathing and yoga poses, which, by the way, was pretty much an underground (yet growing) hybrid until actress and Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall came out and told everyone it “saved her life.” All you Samanthas out there, take note
The 56-year-old actress is still very active in her body of work and hence her bod-ay. A self-described former cardio junkie whose seen her share of injuries and exhaustion as a result, the matured Cattrall has moved on to safer routines for a happier body and peace of mind.
“As I get older, I find that cardio is less important to me. What I want to do more of is intense stretching,” she told the Times UK.
If gentle is the new advanced, multi-modality is the new yoga, therapy. Because this fizz-ness, besides the yoga, also frequently involves other modalities like craniosacral therapy, myofascial massage and acupuncture, depending on the provider, it can be an all around feelgood experience. Also, according to Kim, it relieves the worry over regular yoga teachers not knowing what the hell they’re doing!
“I’m not worried about injuring myself because a regular yoga instructor isn’t versed in the way of the body like a trained physio is,” she said.
We resemble that comment! Ahem. So it’s out of the gym and off the crowded yoga mats for Kim who has taken to doing private hourly sessions of fizz-whiz twice a week. She says physiyoga is a lifesaver because if you’re in a bind and maybe injure yourself like, say, pull a muscle during class, the instructor knows how to respond, assumingly NOT by pushing you deeper into the pose. Zing! Oy.
Is physiyoga patented, branded and slapped with a catchy tagline? Not yet!
It sounds like an interesting practice though, and a tad safer than some other hybrids – we’re looking at you SUP yoga! – but just looking at that photo above, we’re already feeling a whole world of ouchies. We’ll go ahead and assume alignment was adjusted right after this photo was taken.
Ahem, well, her Vira 2 could use a little work. 😉
Yep. Look at the guy behind her. Right knee! Perhaps the physio is concentrating a little more on the celeb?
Kim might wanna give some props to her massage therapists, too. Physiotherapists are not the only adjunct therapists who know the body. Just saying….
Three bad Warrior 2s and the guy in the bro tank is checking out the instructor’s ass. This is definitely the wave of the future.
If you’re going to stage a picture at least make it a good picture.
“Jason?” Who is Jason? I guess my text predictions don’t like “James”. Bummer.
Injuries will abound if they keep this up. Next, there will be a book expose on the dangers of Fizzy-O Yoga.
Ya gotta have a hook. Working our way through the alphabet of yoga style names….again. “My way is better because….” that sales pitch is worn out. I do agree with her in not wanting a 200 hour trained rookie teacher trying to fix my injury. So go to a teacher with the experience, pretty sure Iyengar isn’t a physiotherapist, though he may have an honorary degree from some university. Celebrity has a value which is based on brand recognition, go Kim, props to FizzyYoga’s fizzybikram founders .
Joining the bandwagon. Jeans. WII in jeans. Jeans!
Those poses are scaring me…
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