The whole system of yoga is based on three main structures: physical postures, breathing, and meditation. The postures in yoga are designed to put pressure on the glandular systems of the body, thereby increasing the body’s efficiency and total health. The muscles are alternately stretched and contracted, and space is made in the joints to increase elasticity and range of motion. Yoga looks upon the body as the primary instrument that enables us to work and evolve in the world.
Breathing techniques are based on the concept that breath is the source of life in the body. Yoga students increase the length and depth of the breath, improving the health and function of both the body and the mind. Linking movement and breath then prepares the body and the mind for meditation, a quiet mind that allows silence.
Vinyasa, or flow, is the motion of the body into and out of postures, each movement is synchronized to a breath, which creates an experience of meditation in motion. It is a whole body practice where each student can witness how things arise, how they are sustained, and how they dissolve or are transformed. We can see how we are affected by the experience of moving into the pose, being in the pose, and moving out of the pose, and how that might affect other places in our lives where we meet change.
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