Vinyasa is derived from the Sanskrit word nyasa, "to place," and the prefix vi, "in a specific way," i.e. linking one asana (posture) to the next. Vinyasa Yoga is practiced as a series of asanas flowing continuously and dynamically from one to another, synchronized with each inhale and exhale of the breath. The broader meaning of vinyasa is to set an intention for one's practice and taking steps towards the realization of that goal. Thus, vinyasa is a versatile form of yoga for the body-mind, building flexibility, strength and balance while cultivating mindfulness and mental agility.
Through creative sequencing and theming, each class can be customized to:
- address specific physical areas such as the abdominal or lower back
- improve flexibility, strength, alignment, balance and stability
- build mindfulness and awareness, increase focus and concentration, cultivate empathy, create flow state, expand resilience
- experience ancient yogic teachings such as Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita in physical asana
A typical class includes dynamic asana sequences, pranayama (breathing) techniques, and a brief meditation at the onset and conclusion of the class.
A word on embodied flow™
Embodied Flow™ is a continuum of movement and expression that draws from the discoveries of various hatha, tantric and somatic movement systems in order to experience yoga as a living art form. Embodied Flow™ provides the technology for a deep sense of ease, strength and connectivity in the human form. This in turn, empowers the practitioner to be their own greatest teacher as they expand, integrate and facilitate awareness in their entire body-mind. Embodied Flow™ was created by Tara Judelle and Scott Lyons.
For more information, visit www.embodiedflow.com.