Vinyasa Yoga is one of the most popular and modern forms of yoga. It is a dynamic and sporty style of yoga that is usually taught in a fluid flow, with students moving through different sequences of poses.
What is It?
Vinyasa Yoga is one of the most popular and modern forms of yoga. It is a dynamic and sporty style of yoga that is usually taught in a fluid flow, with students moving through different sequences of poses. Breathing is synchronized with the physical poses for maximum benefits. Many people enjoy this particular style of yoga because of the variety as sequences usually vary from class to class, and many studios offer more advanced classes for students as they progress.
A regular practice can have many physical and mental benefits!
Reduces stress and anxiety
Releases emotional tension
Increases sense of calm
Clears the mind for a clear conscience
Improves cardiovascular conditioning
Loosens stiff joints
What to Expect in Your First Class?
Go early to register and ask any questions you have for the teacher. You can expect an energetic class, with many different poses that aren’t held for a long period of time. It is great for beginners because teachers will often offer many modifications of poses for different levels. There may be some poses that you are unable to do, and that’s okay! Everyone develops their Vinyasa practice at their own pace, try to stay humble and be kind to yourself. Classes can also be quite fun with instructors often playing music in the background.
What You Need to Practice - Comfort is Key
Choose a mat that is grippy so you don’t slip from pose to pose.
Leggings, capris or shorts are all suitable for a Vinyasa practice. It’s best to find something that breathes, moves with you and has a high waist to protect and cover.
Choose something that’s comfortable, breathable, limits irritation during your movements, and will stay put when you’re in down dog.
Bricks and straps can help you with poses if you need to modify.