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!