Vinyasa Flow is a relatively contemporary style of yoga practice, where the emphasis is placed in aligning the movement with the breath. That said, each transition from one posture to the other is performed through conscious inhalation to enter into the asana & conscious exhalation to exit it. Synchronisation of transitioning through the sequence with breath becomes core element in the Vinyasa practice which is fluid & seamless in nature. The tempo can vary, and the variations of the asanas can be numerous, each one offering a different learning experience for the practitioners.
The variable nature of Vinyasa Yoga helps to develop a more balanced body as well as prevent repetitive motion comfort zone build up, which can occur if one always does the same movements every day.
As a philosophy, Vinyasa recognizes the temporary nature of things. We enter into a posture, stay there for a while and then leave. Put all this together and Vinyasa, is a breath initiated practice, that connects every action of our life with the intention of moving towards what is sacred, or most important to us.
Vinyasa flow is an ideal “rate of passage” for systematic students who wish to advance their practice, as well as intermediate & advanced practitioners who aim to perfect their craft.