Walking meditation was a beautiful way to begin the day at Yandara. I enjoyed waking up with the waves and reflecting on the day to come.
Potential students should come for the yoga and stay for the food! The kitchen did a wonderful job at providing and excellent variety of yummy prana charged cuisine.
Vinyasa YogaAt Yandara we love connecting with the ocean's energy, which is why we always include Vinyasa yoga in our trainings. Resting your eyes on that blue, mesmerizing surface brings a sense of tranquility to the body, mind and heart. By invoking the power of the ocean your view will begin to expand, allowing you to experience a bigger picture. The waves teach us about change and the horizon shimmers with enlightened infinity, it is a source of endless wisdom held by the earth.
Vinyasa yoga invites you to connect with your inner fluidity. Consider that almost two thirds of the human body consists of water, and consider further that about two thirds of the earth's surface is covered with ocean. Connecting with the element of water through your yoga practice will help the release of any blockages, physical or emotional, that may have settled into your system, leaving you with a greater view and a sense of energized calm and ease.
What is Vinyasa yoga?
What are the benefits of Vinyasa yoga?
What is a Vinyasa class like?
A typical Vinyasa class will start with sun salutations, and then continue through series of standing poses linked with "vinyasa's". When used as a noun, a "vinyasa" refers to a short sequence of poses used to transition into the next pose. The poses that make up a vinyasa are: Plank pose - Four limbed staff pose (chaturanga dandasana) - Upward facing dog (urdhva mukha svanasana) - Downward facing dog (adho mukha svanasana). Thereafter the class often includes inversions and floor based back bends and forward bends. By the end of the class the pace will have slowed down, gently leading up to final relaxation (savasana).
So, with the boundless ocean shimmering in your heart, a smooth, calm lake residing in your belly, and clear mountain rivers flowing through your limbs, step onto your mat and begin to flow like water!