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Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa means "to place in a special way" and refers to the practice of consciously linking movement and postures together with the breath. Vinyasa is also sometimes called ‘flow yoga.’

Vinyasa yoga is said to be an ancient art form that was revived and brought to the modern world in the 1920s by the legendary yoga teacher: T Krishnamacharya. Krishnamacharya is the source of most popular yoga styles in the world today, including Iyengar Yoga and Ashtanga.

Vinyasa yoga practitioners harness the power of breath to deepen their awareness, concentration and also to move logically and seamlessly from one yoga posture to the next. Some postures may also be held for longer periods of time.

An important component of Vinyasa yoga is ‘Krama’ which can be defined as sequence. Yoga postures are structured and grouped together in a certain order, so that as the body progressively opens and warms up, the practitioner is able to move more deeply into increasingly more advanced postures.
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What to expect in a Vinyasa class:

A vinyasa yoga class is often a dynamic flowing practice in which a set sequence (krama) of postures are performed and linked together using 'Ujayi' (victorious) breath and physical locks (bandhas.) Vinyasa is a vigorous energizing form of Hatha Yoga. Some classes may also use music to enhance the experience of flowing through the sequence.