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Vinyasa Krama Classes

1. yoga must be adapted to the individual

Before a practitioner starts learning yoga, we will have an individual interview. To understand the practitioner's starting point and future direction.  Our teaching is based on this principle: "Teach what is appropriate for an individual".

 

Adaptation is based on differences in culture, age, ability, sex, illness, interest, profession, stamina, memory, time to practice, etc... Since no two people are the same, we have to respect each individual's requirements.

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2. Guide the participant to become aware of his or her own starting point

Recognizing one's personal starting point begins with the exploration of the body, including the breath.  The starting point for this practice is the state of our entire being at the present moment.  It is therefore useful to know as much as possible about our entire constitution, so that we can move forward step by step, developing our practice according to our capacities.

3. Observing the body

This is a very important step in changing the uncomfortable or inefficient habits of movement and posture that are at the root of stiffness.   That's why we don't present exhaustive postures, but a systematic approach, with logical examples.  If you keep this approach in mind, your observation skills will improve over time.

 

4. Body, breath and mind

 

We never teach postures alone; the practice of postures will invariably be followed by pranayama (development of breath awareness).

The quality of our breathing is extremely important, as it expresses our inner feelings. Breathing is the link between our inner and outer bodies.  Only when body, breath and mind are in unison can we realize the true quality of yoga practice.

5. Design personalized practice sequences

 

How we develop our session depends on our immediate needs, our long-term goals and the activities that will follow our practice.

 

Thanks to our knowledge of the logical principles of posture practice, we can decide on the general sequence that the movements and breathing should follow.  Then, using the principles of sequencing, we design the practice of the basic postures.  Finally, we modify this general plan of movements and breathing, not only so that we can do them, but also to maximize their effectiveness.

 

6. Practice transforms us

 

We begin our practice where we are and move towards a certain goal.  We then choose the steps that will lead us to that goal, and gradually bring us back to our daily lives.  But our daily practice doesn't take us back to exactly where we started.  The practice has changed us.

 

The concept of Vinyasa krama is useful as a guide not only to our yoga practice, but to all the tasks of our daily lives.

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