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The Yoga Vinyasa Explained

Aside from the spiritual awakening from Vinyasa, here are other reasons why this classification of yoga is an experience everybody should try.

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VINYASA

YOGA EXPLAINED


VINYASA commonly known as

“flow yoga”

ancient Asian practice

that is characterized by

stringing different

postures together

is a style in this


Some people confuse this style with “power yoga” because of its

similarities with the use of varying poses.


There are no two Vinyasa classes that are alike.

Some sessions would follow the “fixed forms” which features 26

postures in every single class,


while others use

“Ashtanga”

which has different poses but follows the same sequence

every time as soon as all poses have been covered.


The objective of Vinyasa yoga is it helps develop a more balanced

body and can therefore prevent motion injuries that typically happens

to people who are uncoordinated.


The reason why so many people like this form of yoga is because it is

an expression that is usually missing in other practices.


Vinyasa emphasizes on the

experience of being

alive, connected

and free.

It reminds yogis that

everything around us is

connected and

interdependent with one

another.


Aside from

the spiritual awakening

from Vinyasa,

here are other reasons why

this classification of yoga

is an experience everybody

should try.


1It Is Perfect For

BEGINNERS


As Vinyasa is a diverse practice,

any beginner can easily find a class that will provide both a

mental and physical challenge in a healthy way


This is also the kind of yoga

that will teach

proper breathing

techniques and

how to apply them

every time you change

positions.


2It Keeps You

FOCUSED


The concept of Vinyasa

relate to keeping your body

shifts and movements

interconnected by inhaling

and exhaling.

Instructors try to keep the

movements as fluid and

continuous as possible.


If you struggle with a lack of

concentration and

mind-wandering,

Vinyasa can help

you address these

issues.


3

It Is An Interesting

PRACTICE


There are no exact rules set in

stone when it comes to

teaching Vinyasa.

Many instructors incorporate

other styles of yoga to keep the

class interested and engaged


Some would also switch up

their playlist and incorporate

nature soundtracks to provide a

more zen vibe.


4

It Can Help With

WEIGHT LOSS


Because instructors

incorporate other forms

of yoga, nobody can

expect how much work

the next day’s session

will entail.


And because each

class follows a

continuous

sequence,

it is great for

getting your

heart rate up.

When your heart

rate is elevated, you

can be sure

your body is burning

more calories than

usual.


5

It is A Great

CHALLENGE


Although the

poses of

Vinyasa might

seem easy and

relaxing

5

It is A Great

CHALLENGE

this style of yoga is

quite

challenging.


Because this practice changes a lot over time, it takes a while for one to

master one particular pose. You have to attend the class for months to

master the easier poses.


In fact, you will find yourself

a different territory

almost every single time as the teacher throws inversions of

different poses.


The positive outcome from this challenge is that it improves

your flexibility, balance and strength.


6

It Is A Complete

CLASS

6

It Is A Complete

CLASS


Vinyasa is a complete instruction class

because it incorporates all of the various “Asana” families in one

session. These yoga categories are where each posture in every yoga

class belongs to.


Because the cycle of classes through Asana categories are taught

over a series of weeks, you will have a greater depth of postural

understanding.


7

Improve

CONSCIOUSNESS


Vinyasa induces your body into a

“flow state”

As defined by the psychologist

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,

it is a type of consciousness

wherein you are in a state of

being fully absorbed and highly

focused on the task at hand.


When you are in this state,

everything is said to feel easier

and more connected. Many

yogis call this state

“the effortless effort”.


8

Vinyasa

IS FUN


When you are in this state,

everything is said to feel easier

and more connected. Many

yogis call this state

“the effortless effort”.

Because of the following movements and great playlist, this practice

feels more like an interpretative dance. Every person in this class will

look incredibly graceful and engaged in every pose.


As a philosophy, Vinyasa yoga recognizes

.

the temporary nature of all

things.

One may enter into a certain posture, stay there for a while, then leave.


Each posture represents

the action of life and breathing

connects these actions while having

the intention of moving towards it.


The wisdom in Vinyasa

is then revealed through observing ourselves move pose after pose in

the real world; and how we move takes on a greater importance than

what we are doing.

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