Vinyasa is the practice of linking breath to movement to create a seamless flow. Rather than tightening up or resisting challenging asanas and transitions, we breathe and flow through them. In this way yogis are able to create a moving meditation that is strong, graceful, and invigorating.
Hatha is a grounding and meditative yoga practice. Each asana is held for an extended period, challenging the physical and mental body. Between postures, yogis return to a neutral position. Hatha yoga is ideal for those looking for healing and meditation.
From the moment of our birth, to the moment of our death, we breathe. Breath informs the subtext of our mental and emotional existence; when we're stressed, the breath becomes short and tight. When we are relaxed, the breath flows with ease. Through various breath techniques and patterns, yogis have learned how to calm, energize, and focus themselves from the inside out.
Restorative yoga uses gentle yoga asanas, breath techniques, and props to create ultimate relaxation. In addition to providing deep relaxation, restorative yoga works to heal the connective tissue in your body (fascia) through passive stretching. Restorative yoga is accesible to everyone, regardless of age, physical fitness, or past injuries.
Root word: Yuj (Sanskrit)
Meaning: To yoke, to unite
The practice of uniting and drawing into harmony all parts of the self.