Vinyasa in sanskrit is broken down into root words and drives many meanings. In this practice Vinyasa means "breath-synchronized movement," and Vinyasa yoga is a series of dynamic & static asanas (poses) that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Vinyasa movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance-like, which explains why it is sometimes referred to as Vinyasa Flow or just Flow.

Vinyasa in sanskrit is broken down into root words and drives many meanings. In this practice Vinyasa means "breath-synchronized movement," and Vinyasa yoga is a series of dynamic & static asanas (poses) that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Vinyasa movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance-like, which explains why it is sometimes referred to as Vinyasa Flow or just Flow.

"Hatha Yoga Pradipika" is an elaborate presentation of practical guidelines for Hatha yoga, intended to lead the practitioner from awareness of the body to awareness of the Self. The techniques of Hatha yoga explained in the text are meant to guide the practitioner toward Self-realization, which, in turn, leads to enlightenment.

"Hatha Yoga Pradipika" contains four chapters:

Asana: Contains detailed information on the names of asanas, how to perform them, and what kind of diet will enhance the benefits of their practice.
Pranayama: Explains various breathing techniques and their health benefits. This chapter also talks about the practice of shatkarma, the six purification techniques that cleanse the body and are essential to preparing for yogic practice.
Mudras and Bandhas: Explains the mudras (gestures) and bandhas (locks) that aid in awakening kundalini power, which leads to enlightenment.
Samadhi: Describes techniques that lead to enlightenment and eternal bliss.
Swami Svatmarama says that practicing Hatha yoga with the right attitude will help the practitioner attain siddhis (spiritual powers), such as clairvoyance. A practitioner who reaches this stage of samadhi cannot be overpowered.

"Hatha Yoga Pradipika" serves as the basis for various modern books on the practice of Hatha yoga. It is an excellent guide to advancing in yoga practice and spirituality.

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A relaxing yet invigorating asana practice, based on the Science of Prana [vital energy], optimizes physical, energetic, emotional bodies. Integrated Pranayama & Asana practice assists in restoring balance to your entire system, working from the inside - out - 
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Ending off with a guided Shivansana Harmonizing your mind/ body/soul into your true blissful sacred self. 

Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time—for beginners, it may range from 45 seconds to two minutes; more advanced practitioners may stay in one asana for five minutes or more.

The word hatha means willful or forceful. Hatha yoga refers to a set of physical exercises (known as asanas or postures), and sequences of asanas, designed to align your skin, muscles, and bones. The postures are also designed to open the many channels of the body—especially the main channel, the spine—so that energy can flow freely.

Hatha is also translated as ha meaning “sun” and tha meaning “moon.” This refers to the balance of masculine aspects—active, hot, sun—and feminine aspects—receptive, cool, moon—within all of us. Hatha yoga is a path toward creating balance and uniting opposites. In our physical bodies we develop a balance of strength and flexibility. We also learn to balance our effort and surrender in each pose.

Hatha yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment

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See the Divine in everything, when you practice bhakti, the yoga of devotion.  "To adore or worship God." Bhakti yogahas been called "love for love's sake" and "union through love and devotion." Bhakti yoga, like any other form of yoga, is a path to self-realization, to having an experience of oneness with everything.  For the LOVE OF YOGA - ONESS - ONE LOVE!

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