Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa is a Sanskrit term meaning “movements form a flowing sequence in coordination with breath”. Vinyasa can therefore be defined as a series of linked postures and counter-postures, in which movement and breathing are intimately linked, leading to “consciousness in motion”.

The choice of movements is typically counter positioning that help to balance the effects of the asana and open the energy channels. These Vinyasas allow the body to return to inner reflection, to find a neutral alignment, so that the energetic effects of the practice can be fully felt. Vinyasa movements are fluid and almost dance-like, which is why it is sometimes called Flow Vinyasa or simply Flow. Vinyasa exercise causes an increase in the internal temperature of the body, thus sweating, which purifies the interior of the body by evacuating toxins. Vinyasa is both a sport and meditative yoga, based on the coordination of breath and movement (Vinyasa). It is characterised by coordinated breath work (Ujjayi breathing), focused gaze (Drishtis), internal locks (Bandhas), withdrawal of the senses (Pratyahara) and then positions (Asanas) which energentically link up through a creative series which is the result of the instructors personal and professional experience. It is a very complete yoga, suitable for everyone and extremely effective both physically and psychologically. Vinyasa brings us the practice of concentration (Dharana), as the basis for meditation (Dhyana), leading us through self-knowledge, towards the supreme self-realisation (Samadhi). To this unites the knowledge and practice of the universal ethical and moral principles of behaviour towards others and towards oneself (Yamas and Niyamas), the pillars of the 8-step system through the practice of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga (Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi) without which Yoga loses all its meaning and real potential as a system that guides us on our own spiritual path of self-realisation. On this 8-step system and through the Vinyasa practices, the sequences and practices will be built.

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”


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