The sequence which is one of the most common practices known and part in different yoga types, as Hatha, Vinyasa or Ashtanga combines various types of movements of the spine, all that is needed to keep it healthy and flexible.
The sequence can be practiced in different speeds to reach different results. Dynamic and fast it wakes you up and prepares the body for deeper practice of asanas. It is often practised as warm up before going into stretches. The Sun Salutations are known as very energizing practice. On a slow pace and with deep breaths the Surya Namaskar has a calming and relaxing effect on body, mind and spirit. It can be even practiced as meditation in motion.
The asana-flow is practiced along with the breath. Why is it so important to keep attention on the breath? It will make the experience deeper and the effect stronger. Deep breaths bring more oxygen into the system and release immense toxins. It has a strong cleansing effect.
Practicing with the right rhythm of breath brings support into the practice and makes it effortlessly. One asana is taken in while inhaling, followed by the next asana with an exhalation. In this alternating way the breath can flow along with the body movements.
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Sri Sri School of Yoga Europe
The Sri Sri School of Yoga seeks to expand the world’s understanding of yoga through an education and training that are steeped in the vedas – the original roots of yoga – and a long lineage of masters while making yoga accessible and applicable for modern day use for people of all ages, abilities, cultures and religions. Through a comprehensive and multidimensional science based education, our school’s programs teach about and integrate all paths of yoga including Gyana (wisdom), Karma (service & action), Bhakti (love & devotion), Raj (royal) and Hatha (effort) and more. The primary elements of our training are: asanas (postures), pranayamas (breathing techniques), meditation and the experience and application of yoga beyond the mat.
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