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What is it?
Vinyasa as a style of yoga practice is a flowing, smooth transition between poses linked with the breath.
What does it mean?
nyasa means “to place”. Vi means “in a special way”. The word implies the conscious placing of poses and breath to create a flowing series.
Who founded it?
The style of Vinyasa stems from the practice of Ashtanga Yoga, a moving meditation.
How did it evolve?
The Vinyasa approach to yoga practice is a method which creates a step-by-step practice to addressing a students needs through a rhythmic sequence of breath and movement, and has evolved through the systemised approach of Ashtanga Yoga of Pattabhi Jois. A Vinyasa is also sequence in itself used to link poses and create heat within the body and emphasise the breath and body connection.
What is a class like?
A Vinyasa class is a dynamic moving meditation.