Flow Yoga

Flow Yoga is a simplified system of Ashtang Yoga. Each initial movement of flow yoga starts from the sun salutation and requires continuous practice, then practice a single movement, and finally end with rest and handstand. The movement is like flowing water, very slow, but after entering a single movement, the movement is like flowing water hitting a rock. Throughout the practice process, rhythmic movements will be interspersed.

Flow Yoga emphasizes the harmony between exercise and breathing, and introduces the soft movements of many yoga schools, and then becomes a whole body, but the movement is standardized and the stay time is long. It is only through personal practice. After practice, people will feel energetic and full of interest.

The beginner level of flow yoga is similar to hatha yoga and is suitable for ordinary young people to practice. Generally, beginners should not practice at the intermediate level or above when they are just learning. They should start from the low level and practice step by step.

Flow Yoga Asana
Flow yoga is a kind of yoga that is popular nowadays. Before practicing, you need to master various asanas. The asanas of flow yoga are usually connected by vinyasa. Vinyasa is actually a part of the asana of Sun Pose A in Ashtanga Yoga and Flow Yoga, which mainly consists of 4 movements.

1. Wood type

Essentials: On the yoga mat, prop up your body with your hands and touch the yoga mat with your toes to make your body form a straight line.

Explanation: This action is similar to the "inclined board pose" in Hatha Yoga. It must be maintained for a certain period of time, with 6-8 breaths as a complete exercise. But in the course of Flow Yoga, this movement is just a series of asanas. Generally, when the previous movement is finished, adjust the breathing, do the plank pose, and then perform the next movement, bending the elbow.

2. Elbow bend

Essentials: Land your hands and feet on the ground, adjust your breathing, bend your elbows when you exhale, keep your body away from the ground, and tighten your sides with your elbows inward.

Note: The action is similar to push-ups and requires higher upper arm strength. If you are a beginner, it is difficult to get the action in place at the beginning, so you need to practice slowly, first strengthen the upper arm strength, and then support the body, or according to your own situation , Gradually strengthen.

3. Up Dog

Essentials: When inhaling, touch your toes on the ground and push your body forward until your upper body is perpendicular to the floor, then stretch your spine vigorously and let your legs leave the mat.

Explanation: The posture is the same as the posture of a dog stretching, so it is called "shang dog". When doing exercises, fully realize the feeling of stretching the spine and back upwards.

4. Down Dog

Essentials: When exhaling, lift up your hips and back, then sink your heels, your tail spine up, and look at your abdomen or toes.

Explain: Pay attention to details in this action, and it needs constant practice to get it right. Generally, after practice, the body looks like a triangle from the side, the abdomen and thighs form 95 degrees, and the hands and the ground, and the feet and the ground each form an angle.

Flow Yoga Tandem Asana
Flow Yoga is based on Ashtanga Yoga, but compared to Ashtanga Yoga, it is easier to be accepted by young people because it adds excessive postures, which makes the postures cleverly connected, so that the movements are as smooth as flowing clouds. Allows practitioners to quickly master it. What are the asanas of Flow Yoga series? Everyone may wish to look down:

First-level series: use vinyasa to connect each independent pose, such as "kneeling crescent pose-simple side support-Vinyasa-connect to the other side", it should be noted that there is no jump in vinyasa, all are single-leg mobile series.

Second-level series: Give up vnyasa and let each posture be closely connected, such as "Warrior 2-Reverse Warrior 2-Side Angle Stretching", but the posture must be a standing straddle type.

Three-level series: This level of series can keep the practice smooth, and can appropriately simplify the movements. As long as the standard flow yoga asanas such as sitting and occupying positions are maintained, it is generally suitable for older people with weak physical fitness.

Benefits of Practicing Flow Yoga
Flow Yoga is more free and casual. During the practice, there is no need for one-to-one correspondence between breathing and movement, but you need to pay attention to the ups and downs. In addition, you must also pay attention to stretch, strength and concentration. If you continue to practice for a period of time, it will benefit your body. What are the benefits of practicing flow yoga for the body?

1. Conditioning function

Flow Yoga emphasizes the unity of the body. Each part must be kept in a good state. Through practice, the functions of each part of the body are constantly adjusted to achieve the purpose of strengthening the body.

2. Eliminate tension

By practicing flow yoga, it can regulate the nervous system, eliminate tension, relieve stress, and purify the mind, which is helpful for the treatment of insomnia.

3. Cultivate the mind

In the process of practicing flow yoga, people's body and mind will reach harmony and unity, and at the same time, they will constantly surpass themselves and can exercise a strong will. Continuous practice can also let people get rid of bad habits and develop a healthy life attitude.

4. Awakening potential

Flow yoga part of the movement is more difficult, it requires people to maintain a clear mind and flexible thinking, which is conducive to continuous development of human potential, making people smarter.