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What is Vinyasa Yoga?

What Is Vinyasa (vin-YAH- sah) Yoga?

Vinyasa is a Sanskrit word that can mean several things. We can break down the word into its root words to understand it a little bit better.

Vi: In a special way
Nyasa: To place

Okay you say…what else do you have for me?!

Yoga Journal has also defined Vinyasa to mean a ‘gradual progression, or a step-by- step approach, that systematically and appropriately takes a student from one point [pose] and safely lands them at the next point [pose].’

Vinyasa Yoga is also described as the union of breath and movement.

So…Vinaysa Yoga means:

Connecting movement with breath? Yes.

Transitioning between postures with deliberate, flowing movement? Yes.

Placing your body in a special, intentional, mindful way? Yes.

Placing your breath in a special, intentional, mindful way? Yes.