Vinyasa Krama Yoga Classes with Steven
Every Wednesday 6.30-7.30pm (this class is currently running on-line)
Vinyasa Krama Yoga is an authentic and traditional system of yoga in the lineage of Sri T Krishnamacharya. The practice consists of ten major sequences. Each sequence contains a classic yoga posture and variations of movement (vinyasa) which lead to the mastery of that posture with systematic practice. Transitional movements between sequences, numerous vinyasas within each sequence, and counter-postures bring great variety to a regular practice.
The mental attitudes and breath control required in Yoga are cultivated within the practice.
This progressive series of classes will take students through all the vinyasa sequences of the practice along with a focus on Yoga Psychology, Pranayama, Mantra, and Meditation.
The Essentials of Vinyasa Krama Yoga. Tadasana sequence, a comprehensive sequence that moves all the joints and includes all spinal movements. Trikonasana sequence, an invigorating sequence that improves the strength, flexibility, and circulation of the hip joints as well as toning the muscles of the legs and improving the overall sense of balance. The supine sequence includes the preparation for shoulder stand and the practice of this classic inversion with vinyasas. The supine sequence has numerous postures with many benefits such as strengthening the abdominal muscles and improving the function of the digestive system.
Marma (vital) points in Yoga. The 18 Marma-Sthana used for energizing, rejuvenating, and sense withdrawal. Vajrasana sequence, a selection of postures based on kneeling position with many vinyasas. Dhanurasana sequence, lying backbends including cobra and locust with vinyasas. Seated asymmetric vinyasas, a selection of the important seated positions.
Paschimottanasana Sequence. We go into an in-depth practice of the vinyasas of Paschimottanasana to include all the vinyasas of this sequence. Krishnamacharya indicated that the full benefits of a classic asana only accrue with the application of all the vinyasas. Participants will be able to experience the complete meaning of vinyasa in the process.
Cultivating the Peaceful Mind
These classes will also have a focus on Yoga psychology with asana, pranayama, mantra, and meditation to cultivate the peaceful mind state known as Santa Rasa. The general and specific application of Yoga techniques to manage the mental states will be explained and practiced.
Suitable for: Students who have learned the essentials of Vinyasa Krama Yoga through one-on-one personalized lessons and want to practice in a small group of similar ability.
Vinyasa Krama Yoga practice manual is available to assist your learning and help you to practice at home and make progress.
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Drop in Class
This is a small group class, exclusively for those of similar ability who have learned the fundamental principles of Vinyasa Krama Yoga.