Tools for Heating and Calming in Vinyasa Yoga
Heating poses aren't bad.
The question is: Are the poses I choose taken me towards or away from the feeling I want to leave?
Don't lose the tether of feeling
Techniques for creating more heating and calming
The 2 Main Tools are Tempo and Resisting Gravity
We have families of poses according the part of the body we want to open up.
The Genus means we change our shape relative to gravity (see align your yoga course for more)
EG: Firefly and Upavista Konasana are the same pose but one requires more energy to resist gravity so it's more heating
If you want to create more heat, make people resist gravity
If you want to calm people down, don't use so many "gravity-resisting" poses.
And the "Genus" is a change in our relationship with Gravity.
For a Quiet Mind class, I don't want many "gravity-resisting "poses.
Think of the Feeling you want to leave as a "Spell" you are putting on people