Vinyasa (Sanskrit: विन्यास) is a style of yoga that is characterised by joining postures so that you can move from one to another, without problems, using your breath.
Vinyasa classes synchronise movement and breathing to create a vinyasa flow, a powerful and dynamic form of yoga for a strong, energetic body and clear mind. Constructed from a series of established positions called the Primary Series that is approximately 5,000 years old, you move and flow with the ujjayi breath to create internal heat and purify your organs and muscles. This flow of yoga will help strengthen your body and can be a meditative experience.
Vinyasa Yoga or Vinyasa Flow is not a system and does not follow a clear lineage, hierarchy or leading guru. There is no official founder of Vinyasa Yoga. Vinyasa Yoga is a modern style of yoga, born out of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga tradition. The Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition, in turn, is based on the teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya. Krishnamacharya taught that the movements between each asana should be considered as important as the postures themselves. His idea behind this was to deepen concentration and body awareness throughout the entire practice. Rather than focusing on “getting into the pose” and then breathing, in Vinyasa Yoga, the goal is to maintain consistent deep breathing and body awareness in all movements during practice.
“The Sanskrit word Vinyasa comes from a prefix vi, which means variation, and a suffix, nyasa, which means ‘within prescribed parameters.’ Srivatsa Ramaswami, a student of Krishnamacharya for over thirty years.
Yoga Nidra (Sanskrit: योग निद्रा) Also known as a conscious dream or a logical dream. Yoga Nidra is a practice accessible to all, since it is practiced lying down, in Savasana.
Nidra Yoga is an ancient technique where the yogi enters a deep state of relaxation. Led by an instructor, enter a special state between sleep and wakefulness. It is difficult to maintain but it has two advantages: that the dramatisations of our acts recorded in the interior flow outwards and that it reaches the unconscious, he knows that we want to send him.
We must turn our negative thoughts into positive ones, and we will work them from the unconscious.
What are the benefits of the practice?
During the Yoga Nidra process the brain enters the alpha wave state, in which serotonin is released, leading to a state of inner calm.
From this point on, the fluctuations in the mind diminish giving rise to a deep sense of tranquility and relaxation, which leads the brain to emit delta waves, as in a deep and restful sleep.
In advanced Yoga Nidra, practitioners, in a deep state of relaxation, submit to threatening emotions stored in the subconscious.
This causes the two hemispheres of the brain to operate simultaneously, establishing neural circuits that incorporate previously irreconcilable states of perception, enabling the practitioner to gradually move beyond the realm of suffering.
A single hour of Yoga Nidra generates a rest equivalent to four hours of conventional sleep.
Improves mental faculties such as memory, creativity, learning or concentration
Hatha Yoga (Sanskrit: हठयोगप्रदीपिका), is considered as the yoga of the asanas or the body positions, it is based on the activation of the circulation of the body’s energy. The asanas were designed to stimulate this energetic flow.
Hatha Yoga classes cover the fundamentals of this ancient Indian tradition; So you will learn to breathe correctly and to focus your attention on clearing the mental disorder while doing the asanas.
In Hatha Yoga classes, compared to Hatha Vinyasa or Ashtanga Vinyasa, you will have more time to build and refine your asanas with self-adjustments, since the postures are performed for a minute of 1 or 2 minutes. This is an advantage when it comes to experiencing more deeply the sensations that asanas produce in your body and your mind.
YIN yoga is a term used today to designate a static yoga practice, where the postures are held for a long time between two and five minutes, the postures are developed with an attitude of mindfulness Mindfulness.
We know that the foundation of the practice comes from traditional Chinese medicine and Taoist philosophy.
YIN yoga spread rapidly throughout the world and offers several benefits for physical and mental health, improving flexibility, physical and energetic circulation and joint movement among benefits.
It is a practice that most practitioners can do since the postures are on the ground AND with adaptations for each case. The practice of gin yoga offers time, stillness, calm and meditation, much in demand in a society marked by stress and anxiety.