It is a flowing, dynamic yoga practice that originated from system of Hatha yoga and cultivates presence by connecting movement with the breath, leading to deep relaxation and steadiness after class.
The fluid, almost dance-like movements increase flexibility, strength, and stamina, as it calms the mind and improves overall health.
Vinyasa classes require focus and move at a quicker pace; therefore, some Yoga experience is helpful prior to start this class.
The practices feature several elements of traditional Ashtanga yoga— sun salutations, standing poses, preparation for arm balances & backbends, with focus on gaze point guided by a steady breath. Where Ashtanga has a strict structure and precise set of rules, Vinyasa Yoga is creative and exploratory.
Vinyasa Yoga can be a challenging, sweaty practice. The steady and continuous flow of postures builds internal heat, which can help to detoxify the body.
This yoga style is fast-paced and athletic, strength-building approach also helps to improve cardiovascular and respiratory health, and increase bone density. Many practitioners also discover reduced stress and improved sleep.
Vinyasa Yoga is diverse, creative, and challenging on a mental, physical, and spiritual level. Because there is so much freedom within this style, it’s important to have fun, let go, and find your flow!
: (Hindi language) controlling the mind with physical strength.
Hatha Yoga is considered the mother of all yoga and refers to any practice that guides you through a series of asanas (postures).
By its nature, it is gentle, basic, slower-paced
yoga with minimal flows between poses, making it an ideal form for beginners, as well as students who appreciate longer holds in individual postures and prefer a slower and more meditative approach to practice, while still reaping the benefits of a physical practice.In this practice, we focus on correct alignment, breath control, and breath retention to achieve an equilibrium between the active body and the mind. The resulting harmony manifests itself as physical strength, physiological health and emotional well-being.
Asana sequence as well as the retention time in each one changes and adapts to the participants in order to strengthen, open and clean the body.
Traditionally hatha yoga refers to a system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation.
In the Indian and Tibetan traditions, Hatha yoga extends well beyond being a sophisticated physical exercise system and integrates ideas of ethics, diet, cleansing, pranayama, meditation and a system for spiritual development of the yoga.