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While the look of inversions and arm-balances can be intimidating, this Vinyasa Flow class emphasizes the exploration and preparation toward flying postures, whether or not we ever achieve their fullest expression. Embarking on a conscious journey en route to flying through these poses, we confront our mental obstacles and develop our understanding and application of body mechanics, learning to establish firm foundations, shift gravity centers, and find balanced alignment. While this class is aimed toward more intermediate to advanced practitioners, anyone who is already familiar and comfortable with mixed levels Vinyasa practice may find this class helpful and enjoyable; we'll approach these challenges with lightheartedness in a supportive group. As always, all postures and transitions are suggestions about what we might work toward incorporating into our practice; it is always okay to modify or skip postures, or to stop, watch, and ask questions.
Flow through progressive yoga sequences and experience the meditation in coordinating each inhalation and exhalation with deliberate movement. Class begins with centering ourselves and bringing awareness to the breath. We warm our bodies with gentle stretching and then move into aerobic standing sequences to build heat and develop strength. Seated sequences follow, moving through stretches to expand flexibility as we cool down for full relaxation. We rest in savasana to seal our bodies with the benefits of the practice, and end with a brief meditation.
Yoga Foundations offers an accessible and complete introduction to Vinyasa Yoga for those in the beginning stages of their practice, and invites more advanced students to delve into a slower-paced class to engage deeply with the core pillars of Vinyasa Flow. This class emphasizes moving consciously with the breath, developing body-awareness and breath-awareness, and teaches proper placement to build postures from the foundation up. Instruction cues aim to encourage body alignment for stability and strength, and to train our discipline while also fostering sensitivity to our limits and attuning to our body wisdom and intuition.
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