Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. Commonly referred to as “flow” yoga.
Vinyasa (pronounced “vin-yah-sah”) meaning “to place in a special way”, comes from is a Sanskrit word referring to a sequence of poses, as in Hatha. Vinyasa is popular for its fluid and intensive movement practices. Teachers often choreograph their classes and aids theirs student to transition smoothly from one pose to another. Most often, classes are accompanied with music to keep the mood upbeat. The intensity of its exertion is similar to Ashtanga. However it is important to note tha no two vinyasa classes are ever the same. The opposite would be “fixed forms” such as Bikram Yoga, which features the same 26 postures plus 2 breathing exercise in every class, or Ashtanga which has the same sequence every time. Therefore, if you easily get bored with routine and if you love challenging your physical strength, Vinayasa is the yoga for you.