This is an instructional yoga video suitable for people with a regular yoga practice. It’s a 30 minutes vinyasa flow video with an emphasis on strength building and flexibility. Good fundamentals and vocal guidance through them by the full-time international yoga instructor Candace Moore.
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Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement,” and Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Vinyasa movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance-like, which explains why it is sometimes referred to as Vinyasa Flow or just Flow.
Vinyasa also often refers to the flow from the plank to chaturanga, to cobra or upward-facing dog, to downward-facing dog.
Tips for Practicing Vinyasa with Safety and Ease
- A proper vinyasa should be done at a slow pace.
- A balance of energy between the front and back of the body should be felt in plank pose.
- On an exhale, the weight shifts forward to lower to chaturanga. A common mistake in chaturanga is to dip the shoulders lower than the elbows.
- On an inhale, the heads of the shoulders roll up and back, the arms straighten, and the feet are flipped to plantar flexion for upward facing dog.
- What’s the difference between cobra and up dog? To put it simply, in cobra, your thighs are on the floor, and your elbows are bent, whereas in up dog, your thighs are lifted off of the floor and your arms are moving toward being straight.
- The exhale then brings the student back to downward facing dog.