How-To: Full Vinyasa Flow

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How To: Full Vinyasa Flow from Yogalife Studios on Vimeo.

 


  • Step 1: From downward facing dog, bring yourself forward into a plank position on an inhale breath. Shoulders over the wrists, legs strong and straight, core engaged.  Be sure not to collapse through your low back.
  • Step 2: On the exhale, lower yourself to chaturanga, keeping the elbows hugging into the side ribs, bring your upper arms parallel to the floor while maintaining the strength in your legs and core
  • Step 3: On the inhale lift into upward facing dog, rooting down through the tops of the feet, lift your chest by straightening through the arms, sliding the shoulders back to open the heart.
  • Step 4: On the exhale, tuck your toes under and move back into downward facing dog.

A Bit About Vinyasa Yoga...

adapted from Shiva Rea/Yoga Journal

 


Vinyasa yoga teaches us to cultivate an awareness that links each action to the next—on the mat and in our lives.


Like rhythms in nature, a beautiful dance, or the notes of your favourite song, the sequence of vinyasa unfolds with harmony and intelligence.  The progression and interconnectedness between movement and breath coordinates in such a way that you inherently move through your meditation (and it moves through you).

 


"Vinyasa" is derived from the Sanskrit term nyasa, which means "to place," and the prefix vi, "in a special way"


Yogalife Studios offer specific Vinyasa Flow classes or you can find this style of yoga presented in many of our flow classes.  To learn more about specific classes click here!