Vinyasa Krama Yoga is a method practiced and taught by the Indian Yoga master, Sri T. Krishnamacharya. It is a practice to cultivate Harmony (Satva) in the person and its method is faithful to the ancient Yoga tradition and follows the principles laid down in the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali.
Vinyasa Krama is the the art and science of combining the elements of Yoga in a sequence that makes an effective and safe practice.
Viniyoga is the appropriate application of Yoga methods to the individual student.
Vinyasa means art. In Vinyasa Krama the body, breath and mind are integrated to attain a unified state of harmony and attention. Vinyasa also means variation. Vinyasa Krama uses numerous variations of each posture to fully explore the possibilities of the body and attain the classical goals of Yoga, steadiness and comfort.
Krama means order or method. In Vinyasa Krama, postures are organised in a logical sequence. Each variation is linked to the next with transitional movements, the whole practice synchronised with deep ujjayi breathing. Each posture can be gradually accessed through the easier vinyasas and then slowly mastered by moving through all the variations. In this way the body is taken to health and freedom in a gentle process, without force or strain. In the process the breath and mind also undergo a transformation. The ability to take a seated posture and practice pranayama and meditation is the required and natural outcome of the process.The parameters of Yoga indicated in the Yoga Sutras are faithfully respected to maintain an effective, authentic practice that develops the astanga yoga (eight limbed yoga) in an integral way.
Optimum health is possible through regular Yoga practice although the paradigm is very different from the conventional approach to exercise.
Mental peace and attention, can lead, ultimately, to spiritual freedom, the fulfilling culmination of the Yogis dedicated practice.
A regular daily practice with the correct support of diet and lifestyle is required to attain the aim of Yoga practice.
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