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- $35 for one month of unlimited vinyasa yoga classes ($75 value)
- $79 for three months of unlimited vinyasa yoga classes ($225 value)
Vinyasa Yoga: Going with the Flow
Vinyasa yoga is a major influence at this studio. Check out Groupon’s rundown of a few key terms to learn what to expect.
Vinyasa: Sanskrit for “to place in a special way”—like “the arrangement of notes in a raga, the steps along a path to the top of a mountain, or the linking of one asana [pose] to the next,” as yogini and author Shiva Rea has poetically put it.
Breath-synchronized movement: one possible definition of vinyasa yoga. If you wrote out a sequence of poses, it might read: breathe in, upward-facing dog; breathe out, downward-facing dog; breathe in, look toward your hands; breathe out, step with your right foot between your hands. While there’s not necessarily a strict 1:1 breath-to-movement ratio, vinyasa-style classes do tend to hold fewer long poses than, say, hatha-style classes.
Sun salutation: This sequence of poses starts and ends standing, and in between incorporates chaturanga dandasana, which flows from a plank pose into upward-facing dog (which actually more resembles a seal posing on a rock) and then downward-facing dog (bend at the hips and touch the ground so that your legs and upper body form roughly a 90º angle). In between are many other possible moves—and even the basics can be modified depending on ability—but all variations are unified in their ability to warm up all the muscles and keep the sun from adjusting its thermostat to “broil.” For that reason, classes that don’t include at least one sun salutation are rare.
Ujjayi breath: a powerful, controlled expulsion of air through the nose that’s produced from the diaphragm and makes a whispering sound in the back of the throat. The instructor may incorporate these breaths to physically warm up the body and keep up a rhythm to the changing poses.
A Chat with Hampton Yoga
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are a small studio centrally located in downtown Hampton. Our instructors know students by name and will make even the newest yogi comfortable. Come practice yoga in a beautiful space without all the gym noise!
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
As you develop a consistent yoga practice, you will not only notice physical changes but mental changes as well. Improved stress management and the ability to concentrate are just a few benefits of yoga.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I wanted to create a space that was close to home for so many people in the downtown Hampton area. It is easy to commit to a yoga practice when you don't have to sit in traffic to get there!
What do you love most about your job?
I love seeing the slow, steady progress each and every student who practices regularly displays. Stick to your practice, and you will really reap the benefits.