triyoga hot is a powerful and nurturing set sequence practice. The sequence facilitates safe, deep stretching and a detoxifying sweat. Following specific alignment and timing principles you will systematically work and rejuvenate your entire body, cultivating balance, strength and flexibility.
The body (rather than the air) is heated by far-infra-red waves, which when coupled with yoga encourages the body to produce a detoxifying sweat at a more tolerable intensity than other 'hot' yoga classes. This class will leave you refreshed with a healthy glow.
The room will be warm, heated to approximately 36 -38C. The class is open to all levels, and while it is a strong practice, beginners will find it a great way to establish their practice. The sequence is designed to be very light on the wrists and shoulders.
Vinyasa Flow yoga (also known as Dynamic or Flow yoga) is a continually flowing sequence of yoga poses, where the breath is synchronised with each body movement - most transitions are linked to either the inhale or the exhale.
The word ‘vinyasa’ means to 'place in a specific way', so in Vinyasa Flow yoga the transitions between poses are as important as the poses themselves, giving it an almost dancelike quality. Some poses are held for as little as a single breath, some up to 10 breaths or longer.
There is no set series of poses, as you would find in Ashtanga or Bikram, which makes every class and every teacher different. I teach a strong flowing style of vinyasa, with creative sequencing to tackle the more challenging poses. Each class is themed towards a ‘peak’ pose with lots of ways to modify along the way.
The class starts with 45 mins of strong and sweaty Dynamic Flow sequence - Yang - to open and strengthen the body.
Then transitions into 15 mins of restorative poses - Yin - to release and relax the body and mind. You will stretch the body safely and sooth stiffness and muscle soreness. Poses are supported with props to encourage the body to release and open without tension, often being held for several minutes.
We end with 15 minutes of Yoga Nidra (yoga sleep), a guided body scan relaxation to ease you into a profoundly restful Savasana.