Come and go with the flow, with an intelligent order of postures that will open you and your practice, on many levels. Vinyasa is a harmonious weave of movement and asanas, coordinated rhythm and symmetry, with moments that are challenging but always growing. It has all the fun of a free style format but is carefully arranged to progress systematically so you arrive feeling that you have had a thorough practice. As the sequence progresses the poses are held for additional breaths to take the body deeper, allowing the meditation to draw inwards. The breath is the elixir of transportation as the practice will lead you through a full range of postures from saluting the sun to the closing inversions, delivering you to relaxation feeling glowing and blissful.
These classes can be the full or modified practices of the traditional Ashtanga primary and second series’ of master Sri Pattabhi Jois. You can expect sun salutations, standing postures, balances and seated asanas followed by a selected closing sequence. This grounding routine is the perfect preparation for meditation, pranayama or deep relaxation. There are also Ashtanga Vinyasa classes which mix the first and second series in a vinyasa flow, taking you deeper, allowing for more creativity and range but also introduces students to the more advanced frontiers of the back bending and inversions postures.
These sequences are a revision of the traditional Ashtanga yoga series. They introduce postures from the first, second and third routines. There are modifications for advanced poses and challenging transitions linking the vinyasa flow. Poses are usually held for five breaths. In the Rocket System, the upbeat tempo of movement is the catalyst for transformation. The routines are designed to wake up the nervous system, bringing uplifting sensations and a feeling of freedom on and off the mat. There are three different Rocket classes, the first is grounding and healing, the second uplifting and opening and the last is a bringing together of highlights of the previous in a perfectly balanced mix.
This vinyasa flow uses specifically sequenced postures and techniques moving you toward a culminating asana where body and mind are brought together at a peak moment of consciousness. Mandala which means ‘sacred circles’, takes you on a journey 360 degrees around your mat increasing your circular awareness to a third dimension, flowing you back to your original position. The art of pulsing rhythmically, undulating to lengthen and holding asanas will all be used to take you deeper and deeper into a posture. Special attention is also brought to developing bandha capacity and strength. Anatomical and energetic focus will also be brought the heart, back, hands and feet…Share