Renata Diehl is a Brazilian based yoga teacher which posts up weekly yoga practices. For those who have no time to head to a yoga class. Don`t worry if you dont understand Portugues, just follow the movements she does and keep in tune with your breath and try to keep your mind calm.
A little bit about Vinyasa
While some people believe vinyasa means “movement with breath”, vinyasa actually is sanskrit for “to place in a special way”.
The word predates yoga as a physical practice. You could “vinyasa” anything, from how you completed a project to how you hiked a certain path. Vinyasa was about mindfulness in the movements and decisions you made.
Vinyasa yoga, in short, is characterized by continuous movement linked with the breath. It is in a Vinyasa class where you’ll most likely see things like Sun Salutations and “flowing”.
A “flow” is usually defined as “breath with movement.” For example, you might be in a seated position and instructed to inhale your arms up, then exhale your arms down, repeating this for a few breaths. This movement is a type of “flow”.
Sometimes teachers will tell their students to “do a vinyasa flow”. This is typically shorthand for a specific and connected set of movements. Sometimes this vinyasa flow looks like a variation of a push-up, a variation of a backbend, and a type of “neutral” pose.
This could take the shape of:
- Chataranga Pose, into Upward Facing Dog Pose, into Downward Facing Dog pose. To see these postures in action, please watch the video below.
"Chaturanga To Upward Facing Dog"
To read more please head to : https://somuchyoga.com/vinyasa-yoga/