Breath & Movement
Vinyasa Flow is a practice of breath and movement. The various standing postures create balance, flexibility, and strength. The breath, or “prana”, is connected and linked together with the movements in a progressive nature which ultimately heats, lengthens, strengthens, tones, purifies and stimulates every muscle and organ in the body.
Vinyasa yoga is a practice of wisdom in action where the practitioners learn to move without forcing upon themselves and begin to listen intuitively to the body, going with it rather than against it.
Avoiding all effort and strain, the practitioners center their attention on that very delicate sensation, the flowing breath. Within the conscious movements we learn to dance and flow spontaneously, opening to grace. You will stretch the muscles while strengthening them. The practice of Vinyasa Yoga is one of meditation in motion that creates stability and freedom within our bodies. The yoga poses, called “asanas,” should be performed with faith and trust and a willingness to surrender. The movements are the song of the body, bending forward, backward, to the side, twisting and elongating. These movements are the natural movements of our spine and doing these postures will fulfill you and leave you feeling incredibly open, free and cleansed.
Vinyasa yoga will not only make you stronger and fit, it will also make you supple. Class sequencing is creative and intelligent, challenging and thorough, with the balance of posing and counterposing throughout. There are no prerequisite conditions to practice yoga. There is something in it for everyone. The path of yoga often requires patience, courage and humor to light the way for transformation in our lives. Through asana practice we have the opportunity to use our bodies, minds and spirit as expressions of our vitality and devotion to the journey within. As doubt and fear release from our hearts, space is made to embrace the limitless potential for health, clarity, peace and love. It is a divine ritual that awakens our spirit and deepens our connection to the sacredness of all life.