The literal meaning of yoga comes from the Sanskrit root yuj, meaning to yoke the body, breathe and mind together as one. When all these aspects unite we are able to transcend beyond the physical to the more subtle.
Yoga offers a philosophy and a science that teaches us, through specific methods of observation and awareness, to move beyond our own limiting ego, towards the atman (the Self) and universal consciousness. It leads us to a realisation of the vastness of our own nature.
What is Vinyasa Flow Yoga?
A dynamic and flowing practice linking the rhythm of the breath with movement. Students will follow through a creative sequence of asanas, often to the beat of music, with a deep focus on the breath and attention to alignment. The dynamic buildup is always balanced with slow and steadier asana, meditation and pranayama techniques allowing opportunity to deepen, reflect on and absorb the effects of the practice.
A typical session will include:
A challenging and relaxing physical asana (posture) practice designed to improve strength, flexibility and stability
Hands on assists to guide your body to a deeper practice
Pranayama; breathing practices to cultivate awareness of the breath, focus the mind and detox the body
Meditation and guided relaxation; creating space to explore through patterns and calm the mind
Music to uplift, motivate and relax
"Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame." -B.K.S. Iyengar
I have completed a comprehensive 200-hour yoga teacher training (YTT) in Vinyasa yoga practice at Mantra Mind Body and registered with Yoga Alliance as a RYT200 yoga instructor.