Vinyasa is one the many yoga practices we are lucky to have access to in this time and place. Each tradition has it’s own focus and intention. Core Strength Vinyasa aims primarily in teaching you to move in a stronger, yet more fluid way… from our deepest alignment out into expression. This calls us to see the body as a multi-faceted whole, rather than a collection of parts. This is reflected not only in the physical practice but the way it is approached.
Yoga is for everybody, of all different philosophies and physical abilities. Vinyasa is a Sanskrit word directly translated as ‘placement’. Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘joining’ or ‘uniting’, referring to the union of body, mind and breath through this practice. For example, through the action of grounding the focus in the practice the mind becomes quiet, helping to release stress and tension. This release improves the physical state, allowing muscles to move more freely and effectively. Likewise, when the body is fully engaged in a yoga posture, the mind is drawn into the body and the connection of body and mind is strengthened. This helps one focus on what is present and real, and consider situations with calm analysis and less stress. This can be used for helping to recover from injury, or simply improving physical strength, flexibility and mental focus.
Skilled athletes, such as surfers, martial artists and dancers, have recently become aware of the added performance they gain through yoga. This is because it helps develop awareness of how the body responds to mental commands, and helps one become aware of any physical tendencies.Yet yoga is equally beneficial for seniors or people recovering from injury, as it helps regain supple joints, strength, and better coordination.
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