“Vinyasa in its original meaning from the early Tantras is understood as the ‘sequence of consciousness,’ or how life unfolds from…the creative pulse of life.” By Shiva Rea
Vinyasa Yoga connects one posture to the next using the breath. This can be thought of as linking or flowing into postures through the use of “transitions” to move in a more graceful, connected way.
Vinyasa is synonymous with movement. Moving in and out of postures is the obvious movement but even in stillness Vinyasa is represented by the beat of your heart and inhale/exhale of your breath.
Movement with breath. Breath initiates the movement of Vinyasa done by inhaling and exhaling in a rhythmic manner through the nose. The overall sensation is one of relaxation.
Vinyasa practice generates heat and can add a cardiovascular component not always present in other forms of postural practice.