Flow & Let Go with Vinyasa Yoga

Friday, November 22, 2019

Vinyasa yoga is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement.”

Vinyasa Yoga

“Helps build overall strength and flexibility”

Commonly referred to as “flow” yoga, Ujjayi breathing may be practiced during Vinyasa yoga classes - this is where the back of the throat is slightly constricted to create a whispering sound like the waves on an ocean shore. This helps to keep the focus on the breath and the present moment during the practice.

Vinyasa flow yoga is a creative form of yoga. As a philosophy, Vinyasa yoga values the temporary nature of things.  We enter into a posture, are there for a while and then leave.  Since Vinyasa yoga is so diverse, it’s easy to find yoga classes tailored specifically to beginners that will still provide a healthy challenge. This style is also a great way to learn the basics of pranayama, or yogic breathing, since the instructor will tell you when to inhale and exhale during each pose. Vinyasa yoga classes may be sequenced around a peak pose such as a backbend, or they might focus on a particular theme such as the chakras or an aspect of yoga philosophy. The yoga class may be dynamic and focus on strengthening postures, or it may be a slower flow with an emphasis on mobility and flexibility in the spine or the hips.

This style is a great way to learn the skills you need to build a strong foundation for a more advanced yoga practice. Many of our yoga classes at NEXT yoga practice Vinyasa yoga. 

Benefits of a regular Vinyasa yoga practice
Inhales and exhales provide you with a calming, mental focal point
- Movement gives you a cardiovascular benefit by creating internal heat
- Increased strength and flexibility                                

To learn more about our yoga classes visit next-yoga.com !

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