Vinyasa is a general term that means 'to move with the breath', and it is used to describe different types of classes. Some of the most popular styles of yoga, such as Ashtanga and Power Yoga, are taught in vinyasa style Ð meaning the series of postures flows with the breath. Vinyasa Flow classes generally offer a more varied sequence than Ashtanga classes.
They tend to be vigorous classes and generally start with a series of poses called Sun Salutations to warm up the body. Vinyasa Flow classes are mostly slower-paced than Power Yoga classes, and more vigorous than Iyengar classes. Vinyasa Flow Yoga builds strength, flexibility, concentration and balance.