Black & White Vinyasa is designed for a student who has taken at least 20 vinyasa flow classes. The video image is high contrast black and white. The verbal cues are should be enough to guide you and the flow, floweth! These classes will move you! Be prepared to sweat and move quickly though warm ups, sun salutations, standing postures and more. This class is meant to be challenging! Balancing poses are tough. They take an incredible amount practice, patience, strength and flexibility. The aim of the yoga practice is to find the balance between effort and relaxation and we put our bodies into these unique positions to observe how we respond under stressful conditions. The postures themselves are not the means to the end: maintaining grace under pressure however, is! One of my favorite definitions of yoga translates to Mastery Of The Mind.
The yogi aims to merely observe without preference. To watch what is happening and to react with a steady, relaxed breath and calm mind. No preference, no judgement, just that steady inhalation and exhalation regardless if you are doing down dog or side crow.
If you are new to yoga, please download the app titled Yoga 101 first. It’s a free class that will give you a solid understanding of the basics of the yoga practice, as well as teach you the proper breathing technique used.
I have one Golden Rule for yoga. Listen to your body. You are the captain of your domain and if any teacher at anytime asks you do to a pose that you think is not something you should do, please do not do it. Listen to yourself. It is perfectly acceptable and expected for people to sit out a pose if needed. The basic philosophy of yoga is ahimsa which means non-harming. Be mindful of what you should and should not be doing. It’s your body and hopefully, you’ve got a long (healthy) way to go in it!
Actually, I have two Golden Rules. The other is to be aware of your breath and how it moves through your body. There is magic in that breath. By developing breath awareness you literally learn how to tune in to any moment of your life. I’m excited for you to find out what I am talking about, as it is so powerful it can only be fully understood by actually experiencing it.
With a steady yoga practice, you’ll feel years younger than you do NOW! Without a yoga practice, (especially as you get older: stiffer, fatter, more inflexible) there is a great chance you’ll feel 10 years older than you will actually be!
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App Development by Brad Hebert
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