Do you want to increase flexibility? Improve posture? Burn calories? Feel more relaxed?
Vinyasa style yoga suits;
- Sports people who want to gain greater flexibility and balance
- Those recovering from injuries
- Those new to yoga
- Those who want to increase body strength and improve joint mobility
Vinyasa is the Sanskrit word meaning to ‘place carefully’. Essentially it is a series of poses linked with sun salutations so you are moving in almost a dance like way throughout the majority of the class. Great emphasis is placed on the inhale and exhale to guide you in and out of the poses.
Vinyasa is suited to all levels and to those who enjoy a more movement based yoga. The class will incorporate forward folds, twists, inversions and backbends to improve your flexibility, bring you greater physical awareness, strength and understanding of alignment and breath work.
Here are some benefits of this class:
Increased Flexibility: A gradual loosening of the hips and hamstrings will lead to a better alignment of the spine meaning aches and pains will start to disappear and posture will improve greatly.
Joints: Each time you practice you take your joints through their full range of motion this can help prevent degenerative diseases by squeezing and soaking areas of cartilage that aren’t normally uses.
Relaxation: Each class will provide relief from the busyness of modern life and a turning in of the senses meaning you will feel more relaxed, less stressed and have improved sleep.
Be prepared for a journey! The classes are quite powerful both physically and sometimes mentally! I like to use yoga philosophy sprinked through the class plus alignment to get you working deep into the poses. Don’t worry about these things below…..
- I’m not flexible enough ( that’s not the point of yoga)
- I’ve never done yoga before ( you should get started asap!) You will learn very quickly maybe after 2 or 3 classes you will feel comfy with the sequence.
- I’m worried I won’t be very good at it. ( again not the point of yoga) Everyone starts somewhere and no one in my classes goes there to compare, it’s just you doing your own thing.