Vinyasa Krama Yoga
Vinyasa Krama Yoga is a comprehensive practice that integrates physical and spiritual development. It is a unique approach to yoga asana that emphasizes the synchronization of mind, body, and breath. Practitioners experience the true joy of yoga by practicing each important posture with many elaborate vinyasas, or variations and movements, linked together with specific transitional movements synchronized with the breath. This creates a yoking of mind and body with the breath as the harness. This approach is the most scientific way to move with breath and is taught authentically by Sri. Srivatsa Ramaswamy, a student of the legendary Sri. T. Krishnamacharya.
"Vinyasa Krama is an art form of practicing yoga asanas, based on the parameters mentioned in the Yoga Sutras. Sri. Krishnamacharya taught this method of asana practice in which several asana movements or vinyasas are practiced in succession slowly and with synchronization of breath" - Sri. Srivatsa Ramaswami.
These parameters are given by Maharishi. Patanjali in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, is one of the ancient and most sacred texts on yoga. Vinyasa means 'variations within prescribed parameters'.
This practice follows parameters such as
1. Ujjayi Breath (throat breathing)
2. Bandhas (internal locks)
3. Synchronized breathing with slow movements
4. Mental focus on the breath
5. Steady postures
6. Asanas practiced with vinyasas (variations and modifications)
7. Intelligent sequencing
8. The art form of practice. Aesthetic variations respecting the classical parameters.
9. Preparatory postures and vinyasas
10. Counter postures
11. Transitional movements.
Every session will have at least about 15 minutes of pranayama and Dharana (meditation) practice for at least a few minutes.