By bringing a meditative focus to the movements between the postures, the Vinyasa tradition teaches us to treat the journey and destination as one. In this workshop we will dive into two different but complementary transitional spaces. First, we will break down the elusive floating arm balance transitions often called “jump backs” and “jump throughs.” Learn how to build the strength and integration to perform these transitions safely with control. We will then implement the same principles to explore several of the more challenging arm balances.
We will complement this through a meditative exploration of pranayama, yogic breathing exercises. The focus will be on the space between the breaths, known as the “kumbhaka” a gentle moment of stillness. When performed in a patient and safe fashion, this breathing practice leads to a unique mental clarity described by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras.