Vinyasa is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes. The word Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement.” In other words, the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. This technique is sometimes also called Vinyasa Flow, or just Flow because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance.
What to Expect
Any form of yoga will provide physical benefits, helping you to gain balance and flexibility. With Vinyasa, you will particularly notice an increase of stamina and endurance. As one practices yoga on an everyday basis, his or her muscles strengthen and stretch and the body heals itself. In conjunction with the increased stamina comes improved balance and coordination.
Vinyasa for Health & Wellness
The body becomes revitalized and its ability to heal is enhanced by stretching, strengthening and breathing techniques. An increased body heat and energy will create looser muscles as well as stronger blood flow, carrying oxygen to essential organs for revitalization. This style allows for a lot of variety, but will almost certainly include Sun Salutations. Expect movement, not just stretching.