Long Slow Deep
About Long Slow Deep
Otherwise known as LSD, the Long Slow Deep Yoga is one of the newest crazes in yoga town.
This type of yoga is a deep and potent alternative to other yoga classes in the sense that it doesn’t just focus on strength and endurance but also to achieve the amazing benefits derived from holding poses a bit longer, breathing a little bit deeper and challenging yourself to push your limits.
The Long Slow Deep was developed by world-renown Yoga master Bryan Kest and is described by yogis as a “profound” and “challenging” type of yoga. Kest developed it to test the body, mind and spirit because he believes that a system that fully integrates the triad is the way to a peaceful and healthier lifestyle.
With Long Slow Deep practice, an individual learns to breathe easier even when confronted with anxiety-inducing, tensed, frustrating and overwhelming situations. It gives you a sense of calm and peace no matter your emotional state and helps you deal with difficult situations with ease and a balanced mind.
The routines in LSD are a combination of deep stretching poses and balance your usual Vinyasa routines because of deep but safe explorations. Don’t feel intimidated when the poses stretch for longer minutes than you’re used to, anticipate the wonders it would do to your mind and body instead!
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About Bryan Kest
Creator of Long Slow & Deep
Brian Kest has been a yogi since he was just 14 years old. He is widely recognised as the person who introduced Ashtanga yoga to the United States. He is also the founder of the Power Yoga World studio in Santa Monica.
“My primary objective”, says Kest, “besides turning more and more people on to a healthier, more peaceful lifestyle that continually challenges them to grow, is to teach a system of exercise that fully integrates the body, mind, and spirit.
The new trend towards yoga is not surprising, given that the body is limited and the mind is limitless. The combination of body and mind creates an incredibly broad range of fulfilment, including top physical condition and a calm, peaceful, clear mind.”
Being empowered includes developing the powerful qualities that lead human beings to cultivate wellness and healing. And those are the same qualities that enhance all relationships on earth and reduce stress (which seems to be the largest precursor to disease)-gentle ness, calmness, patience, humility, compassion, and gratitude.Bryan Kest