Vinyasa flow yoga
Vinyasa means "breath synchronised movement". Vinyasa yoga is a modern western style of yoga derived from the more traditional Indian ashtanga yoga popularised by K. Pattabhi Jois. Vinyasa flow is a continuous series of poses (asanas) that you will be asked to gently and smoothly flow through on either an exhale or an inhale.
Benefits of Vinyasa yoga are both mental and physical:
- Physically, if you're working hard you will sweat, which expels toxins and re-energizes your body. It improves flexibility, strength and tone of muscles and has been found to benefit heart health, and the symptoms of back pain, arthritis, and asthma.
- Mentally, the synchronised breathing relaxes your mind and helps to release any blockage of energy flow throughout your body. Yoga devotees find increased levels of concentration, lightened moods and reduced levels of stress.
Restorative postures, which are often supported by blocks, blankets, bolsters, and other props, are designed to maximize comfort and allow practitioners to fully let go, which is why they are typically held longer—about 5 to 20 minutes. They are also arranged with the head below or near the same level as the heart, which helps to stimulate reflexes that quiet the brain and heart. Restorative yoga works on creating flexibility using passive stretching, it can lead to deep relaxation, improved sleep, reduced stress and anxiety levels. Sessions can also include yoga nidra, a semi-conscious guiding relaxation for de-stressing and creating a present balanced state.
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