Whether you are a beginner or seasoned yogi my classes at The Boathouse in Barking create a space where you can learn and deepen your practice respecting your personal needs.
I offer different levels classes giving you the freedom to pick and choose what suits you best in the moment. The more regular your yoga practice, the faster the results.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga is a popular form of yoga combining breath-led movements, sequences, repetitions, longer or shorter held poses and deep relaxation at the end of each class.
Since the Western world has become a seated society, disconnected from the body’s needs this style of yoga can be a remedy for many common problems.
Vinyasa Yoga offers a range of health benefits to those who practice it, as it encompasses all areas of mind, body and spirit. The flowing and continual movement from one pose to another gives us a cardiovascular benefit, re-energises the body.
The regular practice of Vinyasa Yoga can increase the strength of the muscles, stability of the skeletal structure and mobility of the joints.
The synchronized breathing relaxes the chatter of the mind and helps to release any blockage of energy flow throughout our bodies.
With a modern lifestyle our bodies are still, sitting or standing long hours and our minds are racing. Vinyasa Yoga offers many focal points that help to calm and train the mind, like the breath (pranayama), energy locks (bandhas), postures (asanas), transitions and sequences. Connecting with the breath, listening to the sensations of the body help to land in the present moment, where you let go of mental chatter, worries, anxiety and stress.
Vinyasa Yoga is sometimes called a moving meditation. It steadies the mind and shifts your focus from the external to the internal and within this internal space you can learn how to be loving and compassionate towards yourself and embrace all aspects of your being.