What is Vinyasa Flow?
It is a versatile style of yoga which takes you on a journey through different asanas (yoga postures) joined together through fluid sequences designed to strengthen and stretch the body and cultivate energy flow. It is a fantastic way to start your day by stretching and strengthening the whole body.
What to expect from a class?
Each class begins with a short meditation and yogic beathing exercise. This prepares the mind and body for the yoga practice. We then work with the breath through a warm- up sequence from seated and prone positions. Moving then into a faster paced flow integrating deep breathing and core stability through a series of sun salutations where a real sense of ‘flow’ is achieved. From this we explore different postures including standing balances, arm balances, twists and inversions. We wind down to a slower paced flow, deep stretch and final relaxation, leaving you feeling refreshed and reenergised. Through clear instructions and individual assistance, you will receive a thorough learning experience. This class is suitable for all levels of experience as variation and progression are always given.
What are the benefits of practising Vinyasa flow?
· This practice is great for all round fitness at all levels
· Mental clarity through use of breathing techniques
· Muscular strength, stamina, flexibility and mobility.
· Individual guidance for each student so that each posture is well understood and performed correctly.
· A sense of satisfaction, through regular practice the benefits both metal and physically become apparent.
· Improved posture and alignment, through working on core and shoulder stability, and lower back and hip flexibility.
· Live streamed class from the comfort of your own home make it accessible without the added stress of travel or time constraints.
What is Yin Yoga?
Yin yoga is a restorative, meditative and relaxing yoga practice that helps to release the mind and body from stress. It aims to promote a healthy body through focussing on releasing tightness in the connective tissue of the body (tendons, ligaments and fascia). Poses are held for long periods with extra support from props, allowing students to relax deeply and fully into each posture. The predominate areas that are targeted in the practice are the hips, shoulders and spine. It is a great way to down relegate and actively de-stress at the end of the day.
What to expect from a class?
A typical class begins with a relaxing breathing exercise. We then work through sequence of yoga poses which are held for longer periods time, usually 3 to 5 minutes. Students are encouraged to use extra support from props to aid the body to calmly meet the intensity of a stretch helping to foster a deep sense of calm and space in the body. Each pose is demonstrated with variations to suit all abilities.
Time is given in each pose to allow the students to get comfortable and gently ease into the pose and to allow sensations and feelings to arise, increase mobility, flexibility, working deeply into the connective tissues of the body.
We then finish the class lying down for the final relaxation where the students are led through a short visual meditation.
What are the benefits of practising Yin Yoga?
· Increased flexibility and mobility in muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.
· It is an active form of relaxation.
· It caters to all levels of ability and provides time to really work in a safe environment.
· Reduction of stress, clients often feel calmer after practising Yin.
· Awareness of how and where the body holds tension and how to reduce this.
· Aids better sleep patterns as it is a good way to wind down at the end of the day.
· Attending the class virtually from the conform your own environment will enable you to able to relax and enjoy the befits of the practice.