The word “yoga” means “connection”. Yoga allows those practicing it to enter a state of connection while performing body techniques. When we are consciously connected to something, we are allowed to fully experience that person, thing, or experience. There are many different kinds of yoga, including tantra, mantra, laya, kundalani, bhakti, jnana, karma, etc, with each form using its own movements and methods to help the practicer reach greater awareness and connection to life and self.
Gentle Viniyoga is a style of yoga that’s centered around breathing and the many movements of the spine while adapting the poses to each student. The focus is to bring the body into balance through stretching muscles that are tight and strengthening muscles that are loose. Better movement habits are created through repetition and the emphasis on breathing helps to calm the entire body.