In a fast-paced society it’s common for our mind and body to desire workouts that keep us craving high-energy movement to match the busy-mind. Yes, these workouts are important to relieve stress, burn calories and improve your heart health. However, adding in a couple days a week of slower more controlled and mindful movement we can train the body and mind to become more relaxed and mindful through your everyday routine.
What is Slow Flow Yoga
Slow Flow Yoga is a low impact class—a sharp contrast from your other yang style yoga classes, combining both Vinyasa and Hatha styles of yoga. The Vinyasa aspect puts emphasis on linking your breath to movement and the Hatha aspect puts emphasis on holding shapes.
Imagine Slow Flow Yoga as a form of meditation in motion—with gentle movements transitioning in and out of each shape—connecting with the breath while developing physical and mental strength.
As you mindfully move through each shape, you gradually warm up the muscle and joints. And, don’t be surprised if you sweat gracefully as you transition slowly in each shape. Slow Flow Yoga focuses on engaging the tiny muscles while building a solid form and foundation of your practice.
Benefits of Slow Flow Yoga
Each style of Yoga comes with unique benefits. With Slow Flow Yoga what we love about it is that students of all levels can benefit. The flow itself is held together by rhythmic breathing practices, mindfulness awareness within the body, longer holds and slower movement. This can help you in two major ways— physical wellbeing and mental health.
Increased flexibility & strength
Improved joint mobility
Improved posture & balance
Increased blood flow
Increased lung capacity
Reduce stress & tension
Feeling of wellness
In our Slow Flow Aerial Yoga classes, you might even get a surprise at the end with a soothing guided sound meditation for your savasana—just one more reason to attend these classes!
And as you can see, Slow Flow Yoga is for everyBODY and the benefits are immense. We invite you to bring more balance into your life and incorporate Slow Flow Yoga into your routine.