Workout of the week – Exploring Vinyasa Yoga

15 February, 2017 • Tags: , , ,

Yoga can be considered therapy for the mind, body and soul and many of you Yogi’s are probably very familiar with the different disciplines of yoga, including the flow of Vinyasa Yoga. For those of you who are not, here is all you need to know about this fun, energetic workout!

Vinyasa Yoga OneFit

What is Vinyasa Yoga?

The term Vinyasa means breath synchronized movement. It can also be referred to as the flow of sequential movement controlled through the breath. This practice of yoga is derived from Hatha yoga and consists of dynamic movements which flow in and out of Asanas (poses) with a deep focus on breath. The aim of this discipline is for your mind to stay present through a moving meditation and afterwards you should feel energized, focused and calm!

How is it different?

Vinyasa is often practiced in a heated room between 35-38 degrees Celsius – but not always. Movements are not static but continuous, with emphasis on downward facing down. The mountain pose and the raised hand pose. Some classes may start with meditation. However there is no strict form for Vinyasa so each class might be a different experience.

What are the benefits?

Vinyasa will make you sweat, it’s great cardio and is challenging! If practiced in a heated room, the heat will help to relive your body of toxins and warm up your muscles to help with flexibility and strength. Taking a Vinyasa class is a great way to start or finish your day and regular practice can help relieve anxiety and clear your mind, leaving you feeling at peace with yourself!

Where can I try it?

Luckily for you, OneFit has many locations where you can try out this meditation workout, there is no fixed structure for Vinyasa Yoga, so try out a few classes until you find one that fits you!  There are many to choose from; but if you are not familiar with any, here are some suggestions.

Amsterdam: Sukha Yoga, TULA yoga studio, Yogaspot

Utrecht: Studio Patricia, Yoga moves, Yoga Point Oudegracht

The Hague: Saktiisha, Balanzs Veenkade, InTension Healthclub Scheveningen

Rotterdam: Kompassie Yoga Studio, Lotus Fish Yoga, Villa Yoga

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