Also called flow yoga, because the asanas flow gradually and smoothly into one another, like a dance.
Vinyāsa is all about continuous movement and breath. This style of yoga is often quite dynamic, which requires the mind to stay focused in the present to be able to keep up. Focusing keeps you from drifting off and helps you to be present in your body.
Origins and History
Vinyasa, like all yoga styles, originated from Hatha yoga. The term vinyāsa refers to the alignment of movement and breath, which turns static asanas (poses) into a dynamic flow. Modern Vinyasa flow yoga (also known as power yoga and flow) is best described as freestyle Ashtanga as it doesn’t adhere to the rigid structure of Ashtanga set out by K. Pattabhi Jois.
Benefits of a regular practice
- Calming – The steady cycle of inhales and exhales provides you with a calming, mental focal point.
- Purification of body -The continual movements, from one pose to another, gives you an added cardiovascular benefit creating internal heat. The increased circulation and sweat leads to purification of the body.
- Increase muscle strength & flexibility – the routines, whether they are slow paced or fast paced are a great workout for your body.
- Brings you to the present – Yoga opens you up to this moment, which is all there is and which is the doorway to experience truth and real happiness.
The classes are held every Tuesday evening from 20.00 to 21.15. Should you miss a class, you can always catch up by joining the Sunday morning class.