About Sunny's Classes
What does this really mean?
We all know practicing Yoga is good for our wellbeing, not only for the physical body but also for our mental mind, emotional and spiritual self. So where does this term Vinyasa come from and what does it mean when we go to a Vinyasa class?
Vinyasa is derived from the Sanskrit word Nyasa, which means placement or sometimes we might think “to place”. The prefix Vi means orderly or we might say “in a special way”.
So Vinyasa means conscious orderly placement of a sequence of events. A flowing sequence of Asanas (postures) linked by breath and intention.
In a Vinyasa Class Sunny will guide you through a sequence of Asanas as one continuous movement from start to finish. Every movement into or out of a posture is linked to an in breath and an out breath with intention - the underlying reason for the practice drives the movement forward. Connecting the breath throughout the practise will leave you balanced, grounded and uplifted physically, mentally and emotionally.
Has a cleansing and toning effect on both body and mind. By drawing our attention inwards we step away from what goes on around us. Focusing on the breath (Uyajji breath - Victorious breath) helps us to find stillness in the mind.
You will learn to follow a set sequence of postures (Asanas) building strength, flexibility and endurance in the physical body. It also realigns, loosens tight muscles and detoxifies the body and nervous system.
Through regular practise, on a mental level, it improves the focus, willpower, mind body awareness and confidence to overcome the mental obstacles which often are holding us back from moving forward.
Ashtanga is a dynamic and uplifting practise and practised in a mindful way, serving your own body, it becomes a practise suitable for everybody.
Sunny’s Shantiseva Vinyasa and Foundation Courses are spiritually taught classes which should be practiced without ego and includes Pranayama, music, mantras and meditation.
The classes are connected with the Element Sequence; air, ether, fire, water and earth. This practice will give a real grounding and balance with the connection to nature and Mother Earth. The connection to the earth should be steady and joyful as described by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras, Sthira Sukham Asanam.