Synchronizing your body with your breath, this cyclical Vinyasa Flow sequence provides strength, flexibility and peace of mind.
Vinyasa Flow, first and foremost, works to calm your mind. Think of it as a moving meditation, releasing any stress while re-energizing your body. From a physical perspective, it helps build and maintain strong bones, muscles and connective tissue.
Begin by starting in a Downward Facing Dog (stacking your shoulders in line with your wrists, keeping your hips in line with your knees, tucking your toes, lifting your knees off the floor and taking your hips into the air).
If you find yourself unsure about a pose or a transition during Vinyasa Flow, remember to move slowly. Typically this sequence can move pretty quickly so when in doubt, be mindful of your speed!
To further strengthen your arms when in Plank Pose, lift your right leg about 15 cm (or 6 inches) off the ground, straight behind you, finding yourself in a push-up position. Hold for about 3 breaths, then push back up to High Plank Pose, making sure you keep your right leg extended and off the ground throughout.