Monday, 7 July 2008

What is Vinyasa Yoga

What is Vinyasa Yoga?

Vinyasa yoga is a juicy form of yoga where breath and movement are linked and synchronized together. The movement in between the asanas (postures) is just as important as the asanas themselves. Vinyasa yoga is a flowing moving meditation. Its a continual dance between linking mind and body, watching the breath, riding the waves of our thoughts, and relaxing and enjoying the discovery of yourself.

Vinyasa classes can vary from teacher to teacher and class to class but the components of a Vinyasa yoga class include: Meditation, Pranayama (breathing exercises), Sun Salutations, Asana practice: standing poses,twists, back bends, forward bends, inversions, and final relaxation in savasana.

*Mindfulness* Meditation and pranayama practice help center your mind and bring you onto your yoga mat into the present moment. *Vinyasa* Sun salutations warm up your bones and muscles and get the blood circulating. *Strength* Standing asanas awaken with precise attention to alignment. *Stability* Connect to heaven and earth with a balancing asana. *Clarity* Feel more subtle and clear headed, by turning your perception upside down in inversions.