Vinyasa Flow yoga, consists of a series of poses which flow fluidly and synchronised with the breath; because of the smooth way that the poses run together the breath becomes an important component.
You will be instructed to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or exhale.
Derived from Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga differs in some important ways from its predecessor. Vinyasa Flow yoga is often faster paced, and the asanas (poses) are linked together in a series of movements synchronized with the breath.
This style gives you an added cardiovascular benefit, which more traditional forms of yoga do not have. Regular practice of Vinyasa Flow yoga can increase muscle strength, endurance and flexibility, and reduce levels of stress.
In Vinyasa Flow the pace can vary and there is no one particular sequence that instructors must follow but it will certainly include sun salutations… expect movement not just stretching.
During some classes the sun salutation section can be one breath – one move. You are given a sequence to follow at the pace of your breath…expect to sweat!
You will be guided towards flexibility, strength and balance and encouraged to find the posture options that will challenge and feel good to you.
All postures will be adapted to different abilities.
Like all styles of yoga, Vinyasa Flow has both mental and physical benefits. Physically expelling toxins and re-energising the body and mentally, the synchronised breathing relaxes your mind and helps to release blockages of energy flow throughout the body.
A Vinyasa Flow class is a great place to start and to continue challenging yourself!
Rachel is a registered RYT 500 advanced teacher with Yoga Alliance UK. This accreditation demonstrates excellent standards as set by Yoga Alliance UK.
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