The Intermediate Vinyasa course provides intermediate level practitioners with a range of varied Iyengar-style vinyasa yoga sequences.
The Intermediate Vinyasa course provides intermediate level practitioners with a range of varied Iyengar-style vinyasa yoga sequences. Vinyasa commonly refers to sequences of yoga poses that are linked with continuous flowing movement. Often based around surya namaskar (sun salutations), there is an emphasis on adho mukha svanasana, chaturanga dandasana and urdhva mukha svanasana. Synchronising the movements of the body with the movements of the breath is also a defining feature.
This approach is easily incorporated into the constantly changing sequences of Iyengar Yoga. Practicing vinyasa yoga is beneficial for a variety of reasons. Dynamic in nature, it cultivates strength, stimulates the cardiovascular system and creates a feeling of being uplifted. Hence it can help with depression, anxiety and stress and is great for warming up stiff joints and muscles – especially on cold days. The process of linking breath and movement cultivates mindfulness in action, which has broad ranging mental health benefits.
The Intermediate Vinyasa course provides intermediate level yoga practitioners with a varied range of vinyasa sequences. Regular practice of vinyasa yoga can be stimulating and fun. There are many potential benefits, including improved cardiovascular fitness, increased strength, greater joint and muscle mobility and reduction in levels of depression, anxiety and stress.