Vinyasa: Movement Breathing System

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Vinyasa: Movement Breathing System
Ashtanga yoga wakes up the internal fire. It ignites the dormant flame of vital life energy within all of us. The vinyasa system works with the synchronization of deep, rhythmic breathing
and movement. By linking the postures it creates a continuousflow of energy that heats up the body, bringing oxygen to the blood, nourishing the glands and internal organs, cleansing and
purifying the nervous system, releasing unwanted toxins through perspiration. As the heat goes up toxins are burned up and out of the system, creating a lighter and stronger body, and a clear mind. The heat is not only a physical experience, it is an internal spiritual
fire that burns through the fog of illusion and ignorance. Access All Areas As the internal heat goes up, not only do the toxins begin to exit the system, but another amazing thing happens; the body begins to bend and move. As Pattabhi Jois says “even iron will bend with
heat.” With this freedom of movement we are able to open up areas of the body that had been previously restricted or blocked. There is a release, a feeling of lightness. It is in these places that
we can discover what yoga truly is. Yoga is not just a physical exercise or some new way to pass the time or fill the emptiness, but a method of bringing life and vitality back into those areas,
awareness of the deeper, inner parts of ourselves. It is a reunion with that innate wisdom that we all posess, but seem to have lost touch with. Yoga was developed as a means of acknowledging or returning to the source of life.
From : Ashtanga Yoga Manual


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