Originally from Rio de Janeiro Brazil, professional dancer, studied dance at the Merce Cunningham School in NYC.
Yogini for almost 40 years, her formal training in Hatha Yoga was at the Jivamukti Yoga School also in NYC.
Her work is a tribute to all great teachers with whom she studied with, and that brought her to a fluid, vigorous and conceptual interpretation of the Vinyasa Krama of Krishnamacharya.
Her creativity and presence guides practitioners of all levels to a state of consciousness, where the synchrony of movement and breath is organic and spontaneous.
During her journey, Lygia crossed frontiers and brought her unique style to EUA, Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Europe. Inspired and intuitive, her classes, propose a physical and organic experience and above all a transformative one.
Lygia studied with many teachers of various methods, including:
She also produced with her Vedanta teacher, Gloria Arieira and the publising house Selo Prologo in Brazil, a teen-kids version of the story of the warrior Arjuna from the Bhagavad Gita, for smart phones and tablets in various languages.
Un camino evolutivo que integra creatividad, revelando la vida de lo que está sucediendo ahora y dentro de nosotros mismos, y que se expresa a través de la práctica del Yoga.
Vinyasa emphasizes skillful approach to life, a way to apply the skill and insight of Yoga to all situations, the rhythms and sequences of life, including our personal care, our food, our relationships, work and personal evolution, a legacy of Shri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya considered the “Architect of Vinyasa”.
Vinyasa Flow integrates conscious breathing with the movement and the sequences of Asanas unfolds in a harmonic and intelligent way. Creating a moving meditation.
Based on the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Flow is a method created in the 1990’s in the United States from an exposition of an enormous diversity of methods. A fluid, dynamic, vigorous, creative and challenging method that requires concentration and a seamless integration between consciousness and presence.
Vinyasa Flow classes are organic and each teacher can use their own creativity and skills to develop a more creative and effective practice. It is necessary to always cultivate a conscious breath, which allows the quality of “effortless effort” to perform the Asanas, it requires a full awareness of how we move from one moment to the other, from one posture to the next.
With the help of Ujjayi breathing, “Victorious breath”, a technique where the practitioner deliberate makes the breath conscious, slow, deep and controlled, to generate more internal heat, helps to detox the physical body and increases concentration.
In Vinyasa we cultivate “Pratikriyasana”, the Law of Compensation, the Art of complementary action, to create balance and integration. Every action has its positive and negative effects, so in practice we are always compensating the negative effects of one posture with a counter posture and reflect: How do we do what we do? What is the quality of our mind in action? Are we in the Past or Future? Am I going passed my limit?
As we complete one action and make the transition to the next action is very important in determining whether we receive the full benefits of this action and optimize our efforts. It is not just any sequence of Asanas, but one that sustains our full awareness with a quality of no beginning no middle, no end. Body-Mind-Spirit in the here and now, and that facilitates transformation and a different and objective outlook on life.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga is a practice that any person of any age can do it, we start exactly where we are, honoring “Parinamavada”, that in Sanskrit means that everything in the Universe is always moving, changing and transforming, we have to start the “action of our practice” from a place of awareness of “how is our instrument”: our bodies, our energy level, our minds and heart, to accommodate the practice to our needs at each moment.
In the practice of Vinyasa Flow, “Kramas” are the step by step to reach a goal, this progressive sequence, invites us to accept and be where we are and not where we wanted to be in the pose, facilitates modifications and deeper variations depending in our possibilities at each moment.
The practice of Yoga is a “practical philosophy” and among many other things, a way to cultivate balance in our lives and to know ourselves. A path for self-study, a laboratory to experiment all the ancient techniques and tools that makes us reflect and be present in the now.
May your practice bring you Peace, Joy & Freedom.
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