Progressive Vinyasa Yoga: One Adaptable Practice for All Levels
Yoga for where you're at
Too often yoga classes today are about who can do handstand or some other arm balance. Those poses can be fun to work on, but they aren’t the end goal of yoga. Yoga is about listening to your body and what it needs. It’s about listening when it wants to stretch into a new pose or try something new as much as it’s about honoring when your body says, “This pose is enough today.”
I love to teach all different levels of yoga students. I especially love to bring beginner students and advanced practitioners in the same room to practice together. There’s value to practicing in a space where you can show up as you are and where the people around you can do the same. That’s why I take a progressive, adaptable approach to yoga sequencing (and why I teach other yoga teachers to teach that way too). Progressive and dynamic yoga starts with a foundational sequence that repeats throughout the class, building and adding on as you go. The key is to listen to where your body feels the best and to stay at that level, regardless of what others might be doing or not doing around you.
Today’s practice is progressive and inclusive. I hope you will unroll your mat and practice with me, making sure to listen to what your body needs and adapt the practice to honor what you hear. True yoga lies in that space created by listening.
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