Dear Students and friends,
With a vinyasa yoga practice you will start to not only feel better emotionally and physically but three months into your practice you will see results in your core.
Vinyasa can be challenging and I promise you if you’re not being challenged then you’re doing it too lightly.
That is not to say jump in heavy as the body tells us its limitations. You need to always warm up a good number of sun salutations prior to anything beyond that.
It is the breath that will guide you along and it the repetition of your movements that will build your core strength.
The essential thing to remember for every pose there is action, for every action there is reaction. So just moving in one direction will not create positive change in the body.
To have extension we need to build foundation or “core”.
Every pose offers the opportunity for extension as each pose has a base or foundation.
You can’t skip sides if you want to bring stability to the pose.
This foundation building process is similar to a mason laying bricks he has to have a pattern he can’t skip a few bricks here and there his building would not support itself.
The same for your joints to have space in between them equal and opposing sides need to stretch properly thus lengthening of the muscle as you learn correct form.
Have fun start slow and work yourself at your own level always come back to the breath and remember childs pose if you need a break take it.
Eventually by the second month your stamina will increase if you practice at least four times per week. By the third month you can push a little further on the mat until you feel slight resistance then stay focused on perfecting your breathing during those challenging postures and don’t try further poses until you grasp the core salutations.
Month four your core should be well established. Please remember to drink plenty of water get six to eight hours of sleep and make sure your properly fueling your body.
It is your temple 🙂