Iyengar Yoga

Vinyasa yoga, also known as Vinyasa Flow, is initiated by the breath that connects every movement. The transitions between poses happen smoothly and each movement is synchronised with the breath. The practice can be vigorous and dynamic, or gentle and slow. Each class starts with a short meditation in order to centre ourselves and continues with a series of Sun Salutations to prepare the body and the mind for the main part of the practice. We flow through a family of asana’s, gradually build up towards a peak pose and then slow down before entering the relaxation.

This style of yoga is synonymous with movement. Moving in and out of postures is the obvious movement but even in stillness Vinyasa is represented by the beat of the heart and the movement of the breath.

The variable nature of Vinyasa yoga helps to develop a more balanced body and prevent repetitive motion injuries that can happen if you always do the same thing every day. The dynamic practice of Vinyasa generates heat in the body and in this way activates cardiovascular and lymphatic systems. This is a wonderful class for people who like dynamics and variety and who want to develop a more balanced and stronger body. 

As a philosophy, Vinyasa recognises the temporary nature of things.  We enter into a posture, are there for a while and then leave. Vinyasa teaches us to stay calm and focus on the breath when the postures are becoming challenging. Performing the practice regularly cultivates this quality which certainly can be taken from the mat into the daily life.  

Book your class and start discovering the benefits of Vinyasa yoga for yourself! Try Gentle Vinyasa class to let your body get used to smooth transitions, or Power Vinyasa to build strength in your body while keeping the mind at ease. 

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