What is Vinyasa Yoga? Vinyasa yoga is moving through a series of poses (asana) synchronizing your movement with your breath. Poses are linked together with a set series of poses called Sun Salutations. This series of poses moves your body from standing, to the floor, to forward folding, and a slight back bend. Moving in this manner can improve your proprioception (word of the month in the September issue of the Splash, page 26), “A major component of proprioception is joint position sense. This involves an individual’s ability to perceive the position of a joint without the aid of vision.” In other words, knowing where your body is in space. Think of this in reference to things you do every day, such as golf, tennis, pickleball, walking, running, biking, etc. Improved proprioception can be very helpful in regaining your balance if you start to fall, or perhaps preventing you from getting off balance at all.
Vinyasa yoga will help you gain strength and flexibility, it stretches tight muscles and improves preprioception. Helps you feel young, and gives you a sense of well-being. And you make new friends.
By the time you read this article I will have spent two weekends in October attending yoga teachers’ workshops. At these workshops I earn credits to maintain my yoga teacher’s registration. I love these workshops and look forward to sharing my new knowledge with you.
Vinyasa yoga is not suitable for students who have never done yoga before. However, if you are fit and healthy Tuesday’s class may be a good fit for you. Both Tuesdays and Thursdays I will offer modifications so everyone can benefit from their practice, and everyone can explore their limits. However, Tuesday’s classes will be less challenging than Thursday’s. We will move slower, and I will offer more modifications. Thursday’s classes may move a bit faster, and more challenging variations may be offered.
The yoga group is friendly and fun. Please join us.
Class schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in Room A-6 in Cottonwood
Class fee $5
I have some blankets, blocks and straps available in the room for students to use. Bring your mat.
I can be reached at 480-264-9951.
Sheila Axtman RYT200 Yoga Alliance registered.