Dec 4, 2011

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Vinyasa Flow Yoga


Vinyasa Yoga caters to all levels, ages and abilities. Modern yoga has in some way evolved from the teachings of Krishnamacharya, it is with thanks to his unique approach of teaching Yoga to individuals that made it accessible to all walks of life. The goal is to make Yoga appropriate to the practitioner not the other way around. In a class setting, however, this is more challenging but as the practice becomes a more personal, this can be addressed more effectively.

In a class session you will practice basic Ujjayi Pranayama (Breath cultivation) with dynamic Asana (postures), taught with intelligent, safe and efficient use of awareness. The philosophy is rooted in “Ahimsa,” which means non-harm. In other words, our yoga needs to feel good! Energetically speaking, the practice of releasing the hips and shoulders begins to balance the Prana, or life force, which control our life functions.  Vinyasa practice involves dynamic and static movements that stimulate effective release of toxins, as well as rejuvenation of our vital organs and freedom in the joint spaces of the body.

Vinyasa class brings an emphasis on rhythm, correct action and learning to release your blockages through the use of conscious breathing techniques.  Modifications and variations of postures are available and everyone is encouraged to move at their own pace.

In order for the mind/body to relax, we first challenge it to expand. This can be done regardless of your physical background. It is a myth that to take up yoga you must first be flexible or strong. Strength and flexibility are side effects to real benefits such as increased self-confidence, the ability to stay focused and calm in stressful situations and, above all, to feel more connected to all aspects of yourself.



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