YOGA with Shireen
HATHA Inspired Vinyasa Krama
Vinyasa Krama means a step by step progression into something, or to a certain goal. A goal in this case being a complex or advanced asana (posture). People ask me all the time: What kind of yoga do you teach? I am always at a loss for words because I have been practicing for 20 years and have experimented in many styles of Yoga. I have thought more about what truly my style of Yoga teaching is. Ready? It’s pretty simple. Hatha inspired Vinyasa Yoga. Got it? Good! If not, here’s more elaboration: Hatha Yoga is the classical term used for most Yoga Asana practices. Hatha Yoga aims to balance the right and left sides of the body (sometimes called the sun & the moon, sometimes the yin & the yang, sometimes the dark and the light). It can get esoteric pretty quickly. Vinyasa is a popular term used in most flow classes. It’s real translation is aligning breath to movement or intentional movement by way of the breath or Order of placement. The Krama is dropped in the western world. But it's important to know where it all comes from. Krama means succession in order to practice the more difficult postures one must succeed in the rudimentary postures first.