Forget the stress of living in Jakarta with the mindful movements of vinyasa flow yoga. Find out why it is a good full body workout, and which 5 studios in Jakarta offer it.
As its name indicates, vinyasa flow is a series of yoga poses and movements done in a flowing series, aided by breath. The breath helps you to stay focused and to be aware of when to inhale or exhale, as you move from one pose to the next. How appropriate as the word vinyasa in sanskrit means connection.
Full Body Workout
Also called flow yoga, this is a personal favourite of mine. It will get your heart rate up, and you may have little time to rest because of its dynamic flow of movement. Add to this the diversity of moves, and you have a full body workout.
Ladies, you will be happy to know that one hour of vinyasa flow yoga can help you to burn up to 300 calories! This is much more than other forms of yoga, including hatha or bikram. Due to the various moves that can be done in each session, your body will be challenged in different ways each time, which prevents it from getting used to the movements.
The constant movement will get your heart rate up, resulting in a very good cardio workout. As it also uses your body weight in the movements, vinyasa flow yoga helps in strength and muscle building as well as creating balance in your body. This is much more effective than training with equipment.
In vinyasa flow, because you are mindful of your breathing as you go through the continuous poses, you will find that you become more mindful of your movements too. All this helps your mind to stay focused on the present moment, and let go of all the things that are bothering you.
Your breath in every inhale and exhale will help you stay connected with your body, and will create a calming effect even after your practice. This is what will make you fall in love with vinyasa flow yoga.
Do Vinyasa Flow in Jakarta
Join me in my love for vinyasa flow in Jakarta. Here are the five studios that I recommend.
Jakarta Do yoga
Jl. Sunda No. 7, Enka Deli Square Lantai 3, Gondangdia, Menteng; +62.213100071; www.jakartadoyoga.com
Jl. Kemang Dalam 4 No.K16, Daerah Khusus Ibukota, Jakarta; +62.81932566714; www.diniyoga.com
Jl. Wijaya II/No.73 Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta; +62.217220146; www.unionyoga.id
Xplore Yoga Jakarta
Jl. New Delhi Pintu 1 Gelora Bung Karno, Senayan Complex, Plaza Senayan Arcadia, Jakarta Selatan; +62.2157901261; www.asanastudio.net