YOGA STYLES: Traditional

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Therapeutic Value of Slow Flow Yoga

By Faye Martins What is all the fuss about slow flow yoga? If you want to get in shape by trying a low-impact exercise, then slow-flow vinyasa yoga is the pace for you. Stretch your way to good health with slow movement that gradually warms up muscles, joints and connective tissue. Vinyasa is popular because [...]

What is Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga?

Slow Flow Yoga is not restricted to beginners or those with physical limitations. All levels of Yoga practitioners can find their personal challenges, as they slowly and mindfully move through a series. The pace may be slower, but challenges will be present with difficulties to work through. Even the most advanced Yoga practitioner has much to learn within the reflective pace of slow Vinyasa.

A Concise History of Hatha Yoga

Although many forms of yoga training have existed for thousands of years, Hatha (the yoga of physical mastery) is a relative newcomer in comparison to the other main systems of Yogic methodology in India. Hatha dates back as recently as the 15th century with Svami Svatmarama and is the base for many popular styles today such as Iyengar, Bikram, Kundalini, and Ashtanga.

How Vinyasa Yoga Benefits Athletes

Vinyasa yoga benefits athletes in other ways, too. It’s obvious that gymnasts and speed skaters excel when they have a strong sense of balance; however, soccer, football and basketball players also perform better when they can maintain their footing during games. Balancing poses, such as Tree, Warrior 3 and Dancer’s Pose, help build muscular strength and the mind-body connection that facilitates stability.