- by Latha Raman Sivashakti Yoga Bangalore
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- Jan 13 2018
Vinyasa yoga for a healthy life
Vinyasa is a Sanskrit word that translates to arrange or place something in a certain way. Vinyasa yoga links breath with movement. This form of yoga coordinates these two and creates a flow from one pose to the next. The great South Indian master Krishnamacharya, championed the vinyasa approach as central to the transformative process of yoga.
What do you do in Vinyasa yoga?
It involves practicing poses in special ways in a specific sequence. Each pose is held for five breaths and only one breath between transitions. The body moves in sync with your breath thus creating a flow and smooth movement.
There are certain sequences but no specific book to follow which makes it one of the most diverse and unique forms of yoga and gives the person the ability to practice something creative and challenging. It can also be coordinated with music making it fun and vibrant as well.
Health benefits of practicing Vinyasa yoga
Regular practice shows significant improvement in strength and flexibility of the body. The rapid movements, coupled with controlled breathing are great cardio for the body and improve the heart rate and blood flow.
This form of yoga is for the entire body and helps in burning calories helping in weight loss and maintaining a sculpted figure. In addition, it improves the health of bones and joints, thus increasing your agility and mobility.
Vinyasa yoga helps you maintain high metabolism levels by keeping our body active. Regular practice of this form of yoga has helps in controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Practicing Vinyasa yoga has a calming effect on the body. It reduces stress and anxiety, relaxes the body and mind.
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