The top five vinyasa sequences seems like a difficult topic to tackle, but one I love thinking about. A vinyasa, or flow, in a yoga class usually is a movement aligned with the breath that really gets your heart pumping and your body sweating! I am a vinyasa instructor, thus love the moments when I can incorporate a little “pick up the pace and elevate the heart rate” in yoga. An important aspect of the vinyasa is the awareness of the breath. Initially, practice the one movement per breath, one breath per movement technique. This will slow the movements down so that the focus can be on form. If the breathing becomes quickened, stop, move into balasana (child’s pose) and slow the breath once again.
Here is the first vinyasa sequence in the series, enjoy! Namaste
From downward facing dog we inhale and exhaling, stepping our right foot forward and inhale, coming up into warrior one. As we exhale, turning our arms and bodies into warrior two. We inhale and exhale, flipping our right palm face up – reaching forward through the arm and inhaling, moving that arm up toward the ceiling for reverse warrior, as we exhale, moving our hand back to either side of our front foot and stepping back into downward facing dog. We inhale and exhale stepping the left foot forward, inhaling into warrior one. Exhaling into warrior two, inhale here and exhale, flipping the left palm face up – reaching through the front arm and inhale moving the arm up toward the ceiling for reverse warrior. Exhaling, moving our hands back down to either side of our foot and stepping back into downward facing dog. Moving through the vinyasa as many times as we feel necessary – usually starting with two or three and moving up to five or six in a series.
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