What is Vinyasa Flow Yoga?
Vinyasa is basically just a style of yoga where few poses are strung together to form one fluid sequence of movement. Vinyasa simply means to move with the breath, which is the core of a Vinyasa class.
Although Vinyasa is considered fast and physically challenging practice, it can also be done softly and gently. Moving with the breath also means slowing down your transitions with deep inhales and slow exhalations.
Benefits of Vinyasa Yoga-
Range of motion: The variety of movements allows you to work the whole body throughout a class, and expand your range of motion by moving in ways you normally would not.
Cardiovascular health: A Vinyasa class is a great cardiovascular activity because it is often fast-paced. Moving with your breath increases your heart rate and generates heat.
Building strength: You often work all parts of your body, which means you will build a balanced and functional strength.
Stress relief: Vinyasa helps you to connect the body and mind, calms the nervous system and even helps relieve stress and anxiety.
As opposed to other styles of yoga such as the Iyengar or Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow classes do not have a sequence or a certain amount or type of poses to get through. No two classes will ever be the same, and often the sequences are creative and playful!