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I always describe Yoga “FreeFlow” as “Yoga in motion”, a fluid form of Yoga, a bit like a slowmotion “dance” made of asanas and pranayamas (yoga poses and rhythmic breath control).
All Yoga “FreeFlow” series (1 & 2) are structured and build in 4 blocks:
-Opening / Preparations Flow
-Closing / Relaxation Flow
The rhythm and dynamic curve of the training follows (and obeys) this structure.
Building up the rhythm from opening to dynamic flow then slowing down according to the body’s needs to organically get into the deep poses to finally get into Relaxation and “FreeFow” meditations.
As you can see, the dynamic curve of the training is the “a and o” of “FreeFlow”, it’s also the key to what I call the “Full Body Motion Training Feel”, which is the real fun part of Yoga “FreeFlow”.
Years ago I did gymnastics (paralell barres, reck and mat). I was always amazed by how fun, exciting and vitalizing it was to learn and practice all the moves, going with their flow and momentum, fully concentrated and immersed in the moment and action.
Generally, I felt really strong, peaceful and Free after training, a feeling i really got addicted to, the “Full Body Motion Training Feel”.
In 1996, I took my first classical Hatha Yoga class and even though it was not really flowy, I felt straight away the “Full Body Motion Training Feel” I had experienced during my gymnastic years. The feel was more open, peaceful and balanced then what I had experienced previously in gymnastic, still it’s core essence was the same. It really didn’t take more to convince me to stand on my mat each and every day since. Driven by the quest for inner Freedom, my practice (and now teaching) has evolved from classical Hatha to “FreeFlow” following one motto:
“For the Joy of Free Motion, Balance and Openness”
One of the greatest pleasure of Yoga “FreeFlow” is the freedom of being creative with the way we practice Yoga. Don’t get me wrong, technique is technique, the Art is to be creative in the use of this technique.
Creating a Yoga “FreeFlow” cycle is a bit like creating a gourmet meal for the body, mixing and combining Yoga poses and movements to offer a delightful, powerful and fun work out. Turning a Yoga pose or a set of Yoga poses in movements, to get a better flow and rhythmic build up. Combining Yoga poses you wouldn’t think of combining normally to teach the body new coordinations or to increase the technical difficulty of the sequences… These are but a few ways to play with Yoga training to make it “FreeFlow”. Once you start with “FreeFlow”, the sky is the limit.