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Happy Meditation March 26, 2023 – Asanas (Poses) – Vinyasa Yoga Series
Good morning Yogis! We are in the middle of a meditation-focused March, and today is Asana Day. So, today we will revisit Vinyasa Yoga and its meditative flowing style.
Bonus Daily Meditation Challenge
We are in the middle of a bonus Daily Meditation Challenge for March. We are trying a moving meditation with Vinyasa Yoga today!
Vinyasa is arguably the most common class at Yoga Studios in the West. This is a fast-paced Asana practice combining breath with fast transitions between Asanas / poses to “flow” almost like a dance. Although these classes are popular, they are not for beginners. You should know many poses very well and sometimes how to transition between these poses. Vinyasa refers to the connections between breath and movement and a traditional Vinyasa class will move like a dance. Power flow also has this breath/movement connection or “flow” but is primarily cardio and strength-focused.
Today’s Positive Practice suggestion
Today’s Positive Practice suggestion
Today’s Daily Yogi Practice is a traditional Vinyasa Yoga series. This is a very challenging Asana practice moving quickly between each Asana.. you may want to try the beginner version if you have never tried a Vinyasa class before or are still learning the poses!
Beginner Vinyasa Series (try if you are still learning to “flow” breath with movement)
Check out a sped-up version of each of these videos above, to get a quick idea of what this style is like! You will notice linking breath to motion to “flow” through poses like a dance, with each Asana often held for only one breath.
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6 thoughts on “Meditation March 2023: Asanas (Poses) – Vinyasa Yoga Series”
Great blog post on Vinyasa Yoga and its meditative flowing style. I appreciate the recommended beginner video and plan to give it a try. Can you share any tips for mastering the transitions between poses in a Vinyasa class?
I have to say mastering the transition is as important as the pose itself! With vinyasa, it’s important to understand each pose you are moving through.
My favorite way to flow in these classes is to do a series three times. The first time I move through very slowly, usually 3 breaths per pose, so I can get a feel for each pose and the transition. The second and third times through the series, you can flow one breath per pose.
Is there a particular set of poses you are struggling to flow between? Sometimes pausing in a pose between others, or a small shift in weight or breath can make a big difference!
Great post on Vinyasa Yoga! I love the way you explained the breath/movement connection and how it’s almost like a dance. As someone who’s new to Yoga, I found your recommended beginner Vinyasa series very helpful. Can you suggest any modifications for individuals with injuries or limitations?
Thank you for this great question! I strongly suggest working in person with a qualified yoga instructor who can adjust as needed for your body. I do have some basic modifications for the basic ‘vinyasa’ sequence using knees/chest/chin rather than chaturanga. Is there a particular pose you are struggling with?
Great post! I really enjoyed the explanation of Vinyasa Yoga and how it connects breath with movement to create a meditative flow. As someone who is new to yoga, I appreciate the recommendation for beginner-friendly videos. My question is, what are some common mistakes that beginners make in Vinyasa Yoga and how can they be corrected? Thank you!