Definition of vinyasa in English:

vinyasa

noun

  • 1Movement between poses in yoga, typically accompanied by regulated breathing.

    • ‘Let's try the following vinyasa, or flowing sequence of movements.’
    • ‘The Yoga Korunta emphasizes vinyasa, a method of synchronizing progressive series of postures with a specific breathing technique.’
    • ‘In OM yoga we use the tidal quality of the breath to initiate each movement and we join them all together in flowing sequences traditionally called vinyasa.’
    • ‘‘Research shows continuous yoga practice can produce similar benefits to that of aerobic exercise, especially when performing vinyasa or flow of the poses,’ he says.’
    • ‘This vinyasa creates heat in your body, which softens your muscles and increases the range of motion in your hips, shoulders, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles, toes and the entire spine.’
    1. 1.1 A method of yoga in which movements form a flowing sequence in coordination with the breath.
      • ‘We approach the vinyasa style with great attention to detail, especially regarding alignment, to ensure that students do not get injured and get the most benefit from their practice.’
      • ‘More vigorous forms of yoga, such as vinyasa and ashtanga, promote strength and stamina as well as flexibility and relaxation.’
      • ‘Unlike Ashtanga, however, many vinyasa sequences begin by warming up the body slowly, gradually increasing the difficulty.’
      • ‘Several traditional yoga styles - kundalini, ashtanga and vinyasa, for example - are offered as well as hybrid styles, including Yogilates, a hatha-yoga-and-Pilates combo.’
      • ‘Most vinyasa, or flowing-style, yoga classes, such as Ashtanga, OM, or Jivamukti, include breathing as part of the instruction for every pose and every transition between the poses.’

Origin

Sanskrit vinyāsa movement, position (of limbs).

Pronunciation:

vinyasa

/vinˈyäsə/