Response From Breathing Time Yoga
July 23, 2017
Thanks for your feedback Melissa,
In addition to Yin and Restorative, I would recommend Gentle Viniyoga, if you are interested the more relaxing slow paced approach to practice.
I wanted to help clarify the difference between Vinyasa and Viniyoga for you. Vinyasa generally refers to classes that flow from one pose to the next, throughout the class. Viniyoga most often offers one pose at a time, with movement into and out of the pose before staying in the pose. Following are some more detailed descriptions:
The Viniyoga method of yoga is based on the deep relationship between breath and movement, experiencing yoga from the inside out and providing a sound approach to practicing yoga postures (asana). The deep slow rhythmic breath that you will master naturally creates a calm and focused mind and reduces stress on a physiologic level. The Viniyoga teacher incorporates safe and effective sequencing, and adaptation of poses to suit individual needs. Viniyoga classes may at times include seated breath awareness (pranayama), meditation and other yogic techniques.
Vinyasa yoga, in which movement is synchronized to the breath, is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes. This style is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath acts as an anchor to the movement as you to flow from one pose to the next in time with an inhale or an exhale.