YANG YOGA

This is a dynamic yoga style where each movement is linked with an in breath or an out breath. The practice of Vinyasa yoga cultivates both strength and flexibility by combining Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskara) with creative asana sequences linked through conscious breathing.  

ACTIVE YOGA FOR EVERYBODY...
Although it is a vigorous form of yoga, a Vinyasa session can have different levels of intensity depending on how you feel on a particular day or how long you have been practising. For the most demanding asanas, more than one option is normally offered so you can adjust your practice to your own needs, or even take breaks in Balasana (Child Pose) if appropriate. The different options for a pose will guarantee that you gradually build up a good foundation for the more difficult asanas if you are relatively new to yoga. The wonderful thing about this type of yoga is its flexibility and how well it adapts to your own experience and energy levels.

INTERNAL FOCUS AND THE SEASONS…
There is a lot of movement in a Vinyasa class, but the strong focus on the breath almost turns it into a moving meditation. Internal observation and silence are important during the session, as well as awareness of emerging sensations and thoughts. As in the Yin classes, my Vinyasa classes have a seasonal approach: they seek the unimpeded flow of vital energy through the body’s energy channels and in the internal organs which are predominant in spring, summer, late summer, autumn, or winter.

IN A CLASS…
A class starts with some time to allow you fully to “arrive” and connect with your breath and overall state of being, and we do this either lying down or sitting cross-legged for a few minutes. After we open the practice by chanting OM three times and setting a clear personal intention for the duration of the class, we do the Vinyasa asanas and finish with a (sometimes guided) relaxation in Savasana (Corpse Pose).

 

 

 

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME AND TRY A VINYASA CLASS? PLEASE GET IN TOUCH AND WE’LL ARRANGE IT!

 

 

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