The word Vinyasa means flow. Power Vinyasa is a flowing sequence of asanas (postures) designed to promote lower and upper body strength, balance and flexibility all while coordinating the body, breath, movement, and spirit. The Vinyasa flow series allows the student to transition smoothly through a variety of increasingly challenging asanas. The series of postures are both spiritually rejuvenating and physically challenging to strengthen your cardiovascular system, tone your body, build your endurance, and warm your spirit.
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Room is heated to 95° with 40% humidity
Regularly scheduled classes are 60-minutes or 75-minutes
Music is played during class
internally two factors are necessary, air and fire. The place of fire in our bodies is four inches below the navel. This is the standing place of our life force. In order for fire to burn, air is necessary, hence the necessity of the breath. If you stoke a fire with a blower, evenness is required so that the flame is not smothered out, or blown out of control. The same method stands for the breath. Long even breaths will strengthen our internal fire, increasing heat in the body which in turn heats the blood for physical purification, and burns away impurities in the nervous system as well. Long even breathing increases the internal fire and strengthens the nervous system in a controlled manner and at an even pace. When this fire is strengthened, our digestion, health and life span all increase. Uneven inhalation and exhalation, or breathing too rapidly, will imbalance the beating of the heart, throwing off both the physical body and autonomic nervous system. An important component of the breathing system is mula and uddiyana bandha. These are the anal and lower abdominal locks which seal in energy, give lightness, strength and health to the body, and help to build a strong internal fire. Without bandhas, breathing will not be correct, and the asanas will give no benefit. When mula bandha is perfect, mind control is automatic. The six poisons: A vital aspect of internal purification that Pattabhi Jois teaches relates to the six poisons that surround the spiritual heart. In the yoga shastra it is said that God dwells in our heart in the form of light, but this light is covered by six poisons; kama, krodha, moha, lobha, matsarya, and mada. These are desire, anger, delusion, greed, envy and sloth. When yoga practice is sustained with great diligence and dedication over a long period of time, the heat generated from it burns away these poisons, and the light of our inner nature shines forth. This forms the practical and philosophic basis of Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. www.ayri.org/method.html