Vinyasa Transitions

Floating and Flying At BCY, Stokes Croft, With Eleanor from 10 Jun

BCY, Stokes Croft
With Eleanor
10 Jun

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“O yogi, do not do asana without vinyasa” – Sage Vamana

Vinyasa means breath-synchronized movement which smoothly flows with the rhythm of a soft ujjayi (victorious) breath. It is believed that the synchronicity in breath and movement creates an internal heat that can purify our bodies and improve circulation.
The balance between breath and movement can bring balance to our practice as each pose is treated equally with each even breath and encourages the practice to become a moving meditation.

Many of us would like to be able to jump forward softly, jump through effortlessly with strength and lightness. This can be difficult as the most challenging part of yoga is the vinyasa; including floating and jumping back, forward and through.

In this workshop, Eleanor will take her experience and knowledge from the Ashtanga yoga method and to go through the actions and movements of the jump-back and jump-through in close detail, and provide invaluable instruction useful for all practitioners.

Together we will use assisted exercises and methods to build awareness of how our body should be aligned and work our way up to practicing these transitions independently in a clear, safe way. From gaining a clear understanding of the foundations of a float back and jump through, we can then explore how vinyasas can be fun, challenging and applied to all forms of yoga.

This workshop is open to all yogis (from whichever style they practice!) but a regular practice and a basic understanding of the vinyasa and surya namaskar (sun salutation) will be useful.