In this blog, we will discuss one of the most popular styles of contemporary yoga, Vinyasa Yoga.
Introduction to Vinyasa Yoga
Vinyasa yoga is the yoga style in which the poses are interlinked mutually and performed in a sequence. Every movement in Vinyasa is synchronized with breaths.
Sometimes, it is also called flow yoga because, in this yoga, the practitioner transitions elegantly from one asana to another.
Moreover, Steadiness (Sthira), Comfort (Sukha), and Prayatna Sithila (smooth and deep breathing) are considered the standard parameters of Vinyasa yoga.
A Variety Oriented Yoga
Vinyasa yoga is a variety oriented yoga. Every Vinyasa class is different from the last one. Though asanas are mostly linked together with Surya Namaskara, there is no fixed series in Vinyasa to follow. Therefore, the teachers have the liberty to create their own style, intensity, and rhythm for the students. This is the beauty of Vinyasa.
Furthermore, vinyasa classes may be set around any theme. For instance, peak poses like backbend or chakras or any other theme from yoga. The asanas in the sequence may be vibrant and focus on intensification of poses. Or it may possibly be a slower pace with the stress on movement and suppleness of the specific parts like back, hips or shoulders.
What is so Unique about Vinyasa Yoga?
Vinyasa yoga is unique in many ways. First of all, it never has the same poses in every sequence unlike most of the other yoga styles. It can always be modified according to the teachers, students or just the mood…!
Moreover, the teacher decides whether to start with beginner’s vinyasa poses or an advanced one.
However, you can do it on your own pace and improve with every session. There is always space to be creative with vinyasa practice.
Benefits of Vinyasa Yoga
There are multiple benefits of Vinyasa yoga. Regular practice of this yoga-
- makes the practitioner more focused
- calms and soothes the mind
- improves the condition of insomniac patients
- assists in fighting with stress, anxiety, and depression
- strengthens muscles of the whole body
- makes the body flexible
- increases oxygen in your body
- detoxifies body
- helps to lose weight
- maintains blood pressure
Besides, Vinyasa sequence also acts as great cardio. It gives you an amazing workout with great yoga experience.
“The world is the gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.” __Vivekananda Swami
Things To Remember
Since Vinyasa is a fast-paced practice, make sure to consult your physician in case of any recent injury. Besides, do not start Vinyasa practice on your own. Join a yoga class in a yoga studio or yoga TTC in order to practice under the guidance of an expert. It will help you to improve your learning and practice about Vinyasa. Do not get started by watching online videos or tutorials of vinyasa yoga.