Power Vinyasa Yoga Exercise
What is Power Vinyasa?
Power Vinyasa is a dynamic class where the connection between breath and movement is maintained throughout. Vinyasa comes from Sanskrit root words which together mean “to place in a special way”.
In Vinyasa styles of yoga, the poses are connected together smoothly, very much like a dance so that you flow from one asana into the next. The breath is what connects the mind and the body through the movement, as every transition is made on an inhalation or an exhalation. In addition the breath is used in postures to help you to go deeper and find stronger alignment within each pose. The result is a graceful, mindful and flowing yoga experience.
Often Power Vinyasa classes will be built up in a sequence so that you move from easier, gentler postures to more advanced ones as the body warms up and opens. In this way, the structure of the class supports the body. The gradual build up prevents injury and prepares you safely for more advanced postures later in the class.
In our Power Vinyasa classes, the intensity and pace is kept up with a playful variety of sequences and combinations. No two classes are identical, and there will always be something new to challenge you and hold your attention.
These classes are perfect for beginners and more advanced students alike, because you can move through the flow, and enter the postures at whatever level works best for you. There will always be something you can do, and something you can work on for next time. The moving nature of the class means everyone is swept along in the flow of the class., caught up in the joy of movement.
What are the benefits of Power Vinyasa?
Power Vinyasa classes are perfect if you want to bring a little more movement and flow to your day, especially if you spend a long time sitting. The strong, elegant movements will challenge your body, while keeping your mind focused.
The dynamism and energy of Power Vinyasa make it a great cardiovascular workout, and you are guaranteed to work up a sweat as you move through the class. In this way Power Vinyasa is great for improving your aerobic fitness, while boosting your circulation and metabolism.
The flowing nature of the postures mean you will dynamically stretch your body and increase your range of movement, as well as your body awareness. In addition, Power Vinyasa classes will help you to build strength, as you support your own body weight, and engage your core.
More than other styles of yoga, Power Vinyasa is great for improving your coordination. It does this in a number of ways:
- The constant motion means you will develop precision and control in the placement of your limbs.
- The postures help you to develop better proprioception and body awareness.
- The combination of controlled movement with the holding of key postures improves your balance.
Finally, Power Vinyasa classes are a great practice for the mind. Any stresses of the day will dissolve away as you focus completely on what you are doing. You will be absorbed in following the teacher’s instructions and being aware of your own body as you move.
You will end the class feeling open, energised and rejuvenated.