What Exactly Is Vinyasa Yoga?


When you allow your mind to move your body, you use Vinyasa. In a literal sense, it means ‘movement.’ Vinyasa has breathing with movement – the exhalation, inhalation, and dhyana (meditation) movement.  Along with this, you have the drishti (gaze or vision) and bandhas (locks). You start from the basic poses and progress to the harder ones.

Compare Two Types of Yoga

The main two types of Yoga are Vinyasa and Ashtanga. Ashtanga Yoga has guided classes and the Mysore classes. The guided class has a teacher to explain the poses to the students. The exercises remain fixed, sequential, and easy to learn. So, it is helpful for the beginner to begin with this style. In the Mysore class, you do the Ashtanga Yoga by yourself without verbal instruction. The teacher will look at your pose and guide you if you do something wrong.

Steps to do Vinyasa

Vinyasa Yoga takes place under the guidance of a teacher who assigns one peak pose for each class. To do this pose, you need to go through a series of poses that comes under yoga teacher training in Rishikesh course:

  • Start with the meditation and breathing.
  • Warm up and sun salutations.
  • The practice of core poses.
  • Main poses relating to the theme of the day – arm balances, shoulder openers, and so on.
  • Cool down in sitting pose.


Common Features of Both Styles

Vinyasa and Ashtanga have specific common features such as:

  • Concentrate on breathing and pattern of movement linked to this.
  • You use all the elements such as inhalation, exhalation, meditation, and gaze along with the muscle contractions.
  • You will not stay more than 5 breaths in one pose.
  • The poses you use are similar – Plank Pose, Four-limbed Staff Pose, Upward Facing Dog, and Downward Facing Dog. You refer to this sequence as a Vinyasa.

Both styles open the body in a specific way. This is through the set of poses that is systematic and follow a specific order.

Use of Energy Flow in Asanas

The experienced Yoga guru who has trained under yoga teacher training india knows how to balance the chakras using asanas. You can correct overactive chakras that lead to aggressive behaviour and the imbalance between the heart and the head. You can also improve vision and memory. The pace at which the teacher dictates the instructions sets the breathing rhythm for the class. By adjusting this, you can speed up or slow down the class.

You can improve your intuitiveness or expand your imagination using the second chakra. Notice how the inner self becomes clearer when you balance the second chakra. In this manner, each chakra has its own influence on the manners and the metabolic activities. Advanced learners learn how to control and cure ailments of the body through the power of Yoga and the mind.

Author Bio: Ashish Rawat is (E-RYT 200 and RYT 500) Certified yoga teacher and He is also Founder of Vinaysa Yogashala, Teacher Training School India. School offers 200 Hour Yoga Teacher training in Rishieksh, Pokhara Nepal and amazing short term yoga retreats.

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