Vinyasa Flow For Daily Health + Wellness
Yoga is a mirror to look at ourselves from within.
Lately I have found myself lacking in energy and finding it difficult to face the longer days ahead. I decided to begin a Vinyasa Flow practice as oppose to my usual Kundalini with the intention of boosting energy levels after months in lockdown.
I have to say this practice does not disappoint. Suited to all abilities including beginners, I felt it would be great to share with you the benefits of Vinyasa Flow and how you can get started with it at home.
LEARN HOW VINYASA FLOW CAN HELP IMPROVE YOUR WELLBEING
What is Vinyasa Flow?
Vinyasa yoga is a style of yoga characterised by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. It is a style of yoga as exercise, often promoted as a modern-day form of classical Indian yoga originally taught by Tirumalai Krishnamacharya in the 20th Century. The style is energetic, synchronising breath with movements.
Commonly referred to as “flow” yoga, it is sometimes confused with "power yoga." Vinyasa classes are different in that they offer a variety of postures and no two classes are ever alike. The opposite would be “fixed forms” such as Bikram Yoga, which features the same 26 postures in every class, or Ashtanga which has the same sequence every time.
Vinyasa, is a breath initiated practice, that connects every action of our life with the intention of moving towards what is sacred, or most important to us.
What Are The Benefits of Vinyasa Flow?
Our busy lifestyles can often lead to overlooking our daily practices and the impact that this can have on our health. We demand fast service and we can become more sluggish and lethargic.
Looking after our body health is crucial and Vinyasa yoga can help you to achieve a healthier lifestyle. From improving your concentration and alertness to detoxing both body and mind from negative elements, the practice of Vinyasa Flow can help to ensure you find a deeper inner connection.
Here are a few benefits of practicing Vinyasa Flow...
- Strengthens the immune system
- Helps to build body strength
- Increases flexibility of the body
- Helps you to have more restful sleep
- Acts as a stress reliever
- Ensures a healthy heart
- Improves your body posture
- Helps you to find more concentration and focus
How To Practice Vinyasa Flow At Home
Its so simple. Vinyasa Flow is a great practice for people at all levels including beginners to yoga. All you need are the basic props; a mat and a strap/ block if you have them to hand. Try to find 20 minutes per day - you can find great flows on yoga sites and social media such as YouTube. Be sure to do your research about the tutor and make sure they are a reputable qualified practitioner. Why not try an online class with your local studio or attend in person if you have the budget to suit.
Note: It helps to search for something that is specific to your present needs, ie, “Vinyasa Flow Yoga for back ache” or “Vinyasa Flow Yoga for anxiety”.
Try it once and you will notice an instant transformation.
Practice at least 3 x per week over 6 weeks to really reap the benefits.
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Author: Charmaine Beneyto
About: Charmaine is the founder of biddie. Originally trained as a performance artist and director she became inquisitive about mind-spirit-body health through her preparation and training for the stage. She created biddie to assist womxn on their journey to improved health and internal wellbeing. You can find Charmaine @charmainebeneyto