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Yoga Style

There are many different types of yoga. All use the same basic poses and offer similar benefits including increased flexibility and body awareness, mental calmness and focus, and the ability to relax deeply and enjoy life more fully. 

Here we will be practicing Vinyasa Yoga.

  • Vinyasa Yoga connects one posture to the next using the breath.  This can be thought of as linking or flowing into postures which is sometimes why it’s called “Flow Yoga”.  The opposite of this would be an alignment based class where students engage with a posture, explore it for a period of time and then “break the posture” by simply coming out.

  • We move with our breath.  Breath initiates the movement of Vinyasa which is why you’ll hear it referred to as a “breath-synchronized” practice.

  • "Ujjayi Breath" is the breathing technique used.  It is done by inhaling and exhaling in a rhythmic manner only through the nose.  

  • Due to it's flowing nature, Vinyasa practice generates heat and can add a cardiovascular component not always present in other forms of postural practice. 

  • Vinyasa can be practiced at any pace but movement is key.  

  • Vinyasa Yoga is a more complete type of class as it typically moves through all of the various asana (pose) families in a single session, such as: standing postures, backbends, forward bends, etc.

  • The variable nature of Vinyasa Yoga helps to develop a more balanced body as well as prevent repetitive motion injuries that can happen if you are always doing the same thing every day.

 

Yoga Benefits

  • Enhances flexibility

  • Increases strength and muscle tone

  • Reduces stress

  • Aids digestion

  • Strengthens the nervous system and calms the mind

  • Improves concentration

  • Promotes deep and restful sleep at night

  • Supports bone strength and development

  • Supports cardiovascular health by helping to lower blood pressure, cholesterol and your resting heart rate

  • Lessens anxiety, worry and depression

  • Improves balance and spacial senses

  • Increases body awareness

  • Improves overall mood and interactions with others

  • Relieves or eliminates back pain and teaches methods to avoid future back injuries

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