Vinyasa yoga is a dynamic, creative style of yoga in which asanas (poses/postures) are linked together in a continuous flow and movements are made in time with the breath.
It evolved from Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in America during the 1990s. Ashtanga (or ‘eight-limbed’ yoga) yoga is a structured form of yoga comprising six set sequences of asanas (poses) linked together with the breath.
As Ashtanga Yoga gained popularity in the 1990s, several yogis found themselves seeking less rigidity and more creativity in their practice. They began crafting varied asana flows, typically built around Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) sequences, and gave rise to Vinyasa Yoga.
With Vinyasa Yoga, each teacher brings their own personality and preferences to their sequencing and style, meaning that vinyasa classes vary widely and wonderfully.
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