Definition of vinyasa in English:



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

    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1A 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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Unlike Ashtanga, however, many vinyasa sequences begin by warming up the body slowly, gradually increasing the difficulty.’
      • ‘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.’


Sanskrit vinyāsa movement, position (of limbs).