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Yoga Flow

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Classes of Flow yoga will usually begin with gentler movements to warm up the body, then into progressively more challenging flowing sequences. These may include balances, inversions and peak poses. It may end with calmer, deeper stretches, and often floor-based asana practice.

Flow yoga classes are perhaps some of the most popular yoga classes in the West. This may be because of the physical workout they can provide. Often, the room will also be heated to add to the intensity. However, depending on the teacher, they may also be much slower and gentler.

The breath synchronization of Flow yoga is said to maximize the positive benefits of the practice, making it like a moving meditation. The breath works by:

  • Maintaining the pace of the sequence, preventing rushing through postures
  • Keeping the body temperature consistent
  • Giving a greater mental focus
  • Helping block out distractions
  • Assisting in finding the proper form of postures

Many styles of yoga incorporate Flow yoga including Ashtanga, Anusara, Bikram and Power yoga.

Topics Covered

  • •Maintaining the pace of the sequence, preventing rushing through postures
  • •Keeping the body temperature consistent
  • •Giving a greater mental focus
  • •Assisting in finding the proper form of postures
  • •Reviewing the basic proper form of postures

Requirements

The following eligibility requirements have been implemented for the certification exam:

  • Have completed high school (or equivalent).
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • You must hold adult CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certification and it must be current at the time of the exam. Those submitting proof of CPR with their application will be exempt from future CPR audits, up to the expiration date of the certification. (You may sit for the exam without proof of CPR; however, you will not receive your exam results until you provide proof of current CPR certification.)
  • You must hold current certification in Basic First Aid and it must be current at the time of the exam. Those submitting proof of First Aid Certification with their application will be exempt from future audits, up to the expiration date of the certification. (You may sit for the exam without proof of First Aid Certification; however, you will not receive your exam results until you provide proof of current First Aid certification.)
  • Present a current government-issued photo ID with signature (driver's license, passport, military ID)
  • In order to take the Certification exams, you must attend the NAFTA workshop for the specific certification you are pursuing and have taken the practical examination component prior to receiving your on line access to the written exam.

Recertification

To get recertified in this certification you either need to earn 15 CEU's or take a new certification workshop. To apply for recertification, please log in to your account.


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