Heated Multilevel Vinyasa Flow
Ananda Yoga, Hadley MA
Multilevel Vinyasa Flow
Hampshire Regional YMCA
Amherst College Yoga Club
Powerhouse, Amherst College, MA
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This class will explore the union between breath, body and mind as we burn through blocked, stagnant energy. "Vinyasa" is defined as "flow," which refers to the connection of breath with movement. Vinyasa class incorporates dynamic movement from one posture to the next using the rhythm of each inhale and exhale. Classes begin with sun or moon salutes to warm the body, then continue with standing posture sequences to build strength and balance, followed by inversions, seated postures, backbends and surrender postures. Advanced postures may be practiced in this class. The muscles will warm quickly, helping to prevent injury and produce a detoxifying sweat. A towel and a bottle of water are recommeded. With encouragement from heat (in the mid to high 70s), music, and your own spontaneous wisdom, get ready to sweat, detox and create SPACE in your body and in your life!
This practice focuses on supporting the body in EACH
posture for at least 5 minutes in order to move deeply into the
connective tissue and fascia. The effects of this calming,
restorative practice are profound and an excellent balance for our
more typical Yang Hatha Practice. Emphasis is placed on the body's
chakras, meridians, and complete musculature release.
In partner practice, partners rely on each other’s support to keep the body and mind aligned, balanced and focused in a posture. In feeling physically supported, we experience the yoga postures differently while building on trust, strength and patience in our relationships. Click our Acrounion link under the menu bar for more on partner play.