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Introduction to Vinyasa Krama Yoga

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Throughout this month we will work with the Yoga Vinyasa Krama style to explore other schools and techniques. practices. Vinyasa Krama Yoga is an ancient practice of physical and spiritual development. It is a systematic method of study, practice, teaching and adaptation to yoga. Each of the postures (asanas) is practiced with various vinyasas (variations and movements). Each variation is linked to the next through a succession of movements of specific transitions, synchronized by breathing. The mind attentively follows the slow, gentle and controlled yoga ujjayi breathing; and the union of body and mind takes place with the act of breathing as a harness. This method was already outlined by T. Krishnamacharya, currently considered the father of modern yoga, in his work Yoga Makaranda. However, as Ramaswami indicates, in Yoga Makaranda only some sequences, while crucial postures like sirsasana or sarvangasana appear without any vinyasa. The Sanskrit word 'vinyasa' is composed of the prefix 'vi', which means 'variation', and the suffix 'nyasa', which means 'within recommended parameters'. That is, the Vinyasa method involves a series of movements, always following sequences and observing the established principles.

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