Benefits of Vinyasa Yoga

17 Nov

Vinyasa Yoga (or “Flow”) connects the common postures with breathing exercises to help you physically and mentally. Any form of yoga provide physical benefits, helping you gain balance and flexibility. Vinyasa focuses on increasing stamina and endurance. The body becomes revitalized and its ability to heal is enhanced by stretching, strengthening and breathing techniques. Increased body heat and energy will create more flexible muscles, but also stronger blood flow, carrying oxygen to vital organs for revitalization.

The physical body is revitalized during the consistent practice of yoga. Breathing techniques will help you achieve balance and also the control center of your body in your state of emotional well-being. As you have conscious control over your body and your breath, you become more aware of your body and its limitations and potential. Allowing yourself to set aside time for regular practice of yoga will calm the tension in your muscles, lower anxiety and reduce depressive tendencies. A sense of calmness filters the rest of your life beyond the yoga class. This self-awareness can fight against depression and increase the motivation you feel a closer connection to the way your body functions.

These two types of benefits – physical and mental – to work hand in hand and reinforce each other: as you relax mentally, your muscles relax and your body to open more opportunities. As you perform the exercise, you will become more insightful, promote the development of mental consciousness.

These sequences are very popular in the Vinyasa practice because of the natural flow between movements:
Standing Pose sequence: Face downward dog, Babylon, Warrior I, Warrior II, extended side angle, Triangle, Half moon and return to Downward facing dog
Sun Salutation sequence: When teachers tell the class to “go through their vinyasa”, they refer to the sequence greeting sun varies, but typically runs like this: dog face down plank position, forward and backward in cobra dog face down.

Because Vinyasa is a form of strength training of yoga, So always keep old wounds in mind, be aware of your physical limitations and what your body can handle. When considering any new exercise method, consult your doctor.

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