All weekly classes on the yoga-tastic timetable are Vinyasa yoga in style. This is a flowing, dance like type of yoga in which students coordinate movement with breath - to flow from one pose to the next. The translation of Vinyasa from Sanskrit is ‘to place in a special way’. In this type of yoga, for each movement, there is a breath. For example, if you’re lifting your arm, the rate of the breath and the rate of the movement is synchronised. So it’s an even and smooth inhalation co-ordinated with an even and smooth lifting of the arm. This is the same principle for warm-ups, sun salutations or for more challenging and creative sequences. This way of practicing is all about the breath - it helps focus the mind so it resides in the present moment.
Benefits of Vinyasa Style of Yoga
Gently warms muscles and lubricates joints before moving into more challenging poses
Builds strength and flexibility in the whole body
Encourages a deep connection to the breath throughout the whole practice
The strong focus on moving with the breath encourages students to be in the here and now
The practice eventually becomes a moving meditation
Excellent preparation for relaxation, breathing techniques and meditation
To join a Vinyasa yoga class in Ealing W5, Northfields or West Ealing W13 click here.