Quiet Quest Day 10. ‘Quiet’ Vinyasa Flow

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A recent walk up a not so steep incline left me feeling breathless and gasping for air the other day and I realised I may need to park the relaxation-like yoga styles that I love so much in favour for something that will get my heart rate up. So I’m using today’s quiet quest as an opportunity to raise some energy with a vinyasa flow yoga practice.

Vinyasa is really a western innovation and a good majority of the yoga schools here in Sydney offer this style. Vinyasa is a flowing sequence of postures coordinated with breath. Classes can be vigorous (often called ‘power’ yoga) or gentle (my personal preference) and most classes are done to music which I personally love as it almost has a dance like feel.

But for the purposes of my quiet quest, music will not be permitted in today’s silent practice forcing me to have a greater awareness of my breathing and movement. For me this makes the practice a little more challenging as I find the music to be a sweet distraction in those moments of mental and physical discomfort.

Shiva Rea describes the vinyasa style as “a natural sequence, unfolding with creative intelligence – a conscious evolution connecting each moment with breath”.

The beauty of the home practice is that you can determine the flow, postures and pace of the practice – a perfect opportunity to listen and move to the beat of your own drum.

Lxo

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