Yoga is being pushed off-center by a slew of fusion breeds that take the meditative movements and jazz them up by adding dance, resistance, and martial arts. The latest hybrid form to hit Hollywood and ripple down to the masses is 'flowsion', developed by instructor Eric Paskel. Combining yoga, martial arts, and dance, flowsion's sweat-pouring classes promote calm amidst chaos, a bit of a metaphor for life. The mind-centering workout is accompanied by live rock music, amping up the adrenaline rush that takes hold of the body.
In a class you'll mix sun salutations with kick-boxing moves, leaving your body both worked and rejuvenated. While celebrities like Jessica Biel and Shannon Elizabeth clamor to take classes in Los Angeles, those lacking star status (or who don't live in the City of Angels) can find serenity with the 4-disk Xflowsion DVD series. For more information visit www.xflowsion.com