Vinyasa Flow Yoga

 

Vinyasa Flow Yoga harmonises the breath with the movement of the body. Increasing the three S’s; strength, stamina and suppleness. Somita tailors her classes mindfully to maximum the potential of the individual students present in each practice.

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Vinyasa yoga, in which movement is synchronized to the breath, is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes. This style is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath becomes an important component because the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. Vinyasa is literally translated from Sanskrit as meaning “connection”. In terms of yoga asana, we can interpret this as a connection between movement and breath.

Is Vinyasa Yoga for You?

Vinyasa’s strength is in its diversity. There is no single philosophy, rulebook, or sequence that teachers must follow, so there is a lot of room for individual personalities and quirks to come through. This makes it essential that you find a teacher you enjoy and can relate to. If your first flow class doesn’t rock your world, keep trying different teachers.  If you like having things a little loose and unpredictable and like to keep moving, this style is definitely worth a try.