Flavia started exploring yoga in Italy 20 years ago. She enjoys teaching all styles of yoga (both 1-to-1 and group), including Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Yoga Nidra. Flavia has a 500 hours RYT diploma, a 200 hours RYT diploma with Ananda and 200 hours RYT with Aypi Yoga. She has also studied in Mysore with Vinay Kumar and travelled all over India to deepen her knowledge in the yoga science.
This is an offshoot of Ashtanga and also involves a number of athletic yoga postures and each movement is coordinated with one’s breath. This is also a very physically demanding practice. The pace is quick and you will not have to hold anyone poses for too long. The key is to flow from one pose to the next so your heart rate gets pumping. Both Ashtanga and Vinyasa are great if your aim is to tone your body. It also works your core and upper body and gives you a cardio workout. This practice does not have a set structure and often depends on the teacher who might include some meditation and chanting.
Created by yoga guru Bikram Choudhury, the key feature of this practice is to do a set of poses in a room heated to 41 degrees centigrade and 40 percent humidity. In a 90-minute sequence, there are 26 basic postures that are done twice and two breathing exercises. The heat makes you sweat excessively thereby getting your body rid of toxins while the postures work every part of your body and bring oxygenated blood to all your internal organs. Drink plenty of fluids to rehydrate.
Founded by B.K.S. Iyengar, this form of yoga is great for those who want to work on injuries and joint problems. It focuses on correct alignment of the body and very precise moves. These postures are held while holding your breath and the duration of each pose increases with expertise. The perfect pose is achieved with the help of props like straps, blocks, and blankets. This practice greatly improves stability, mobility, strength and flexibility.
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