Definition of vinyasa in English:

vinyasa

noun

  • 1[mass noun] Movement between poses in yoga, typically accompanied by regulated breathing.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Yoga Korunta emphasizes vinyasa, a method of synchronizing progressive series of postures with a specific breathing technique.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    1. 1.1 A method of yoga in which vinyasa movements form a flowing sequence in coordination with the breath.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘More vigorous forms of yoga, such as vinyasa and ashtanga, promote strength and stamina as well as flexibility and relaxation.’
      • ‘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.’

Origin

Sanskrit vinyāsa movement, position (of limbs).

Pronunciation:

vinyasa

/vɪnˈjɑːsə/