There are many different types of yoga. Each type and style serves a different purpose depending on your needs/wants and how you feel. Many people gravitate toward one or two styles, but you should try as many as possible before deciding which is best for you.
This vigorous style of yoga links breath and movement through a sequence of Sun Salutations and postures. The smooth, continuous flow deepens your breath, increases endurance, and will test the edge of your balance and flexibility.
Vinyasa, as translated from sanskrit, means “to place in a special way”. Sometimes it’s used as a noun when a teacher says “move through a vinyasa” referring to Sun Salute A (plank, chaturunga, up dog, down dog).
These classes are best if you’re already physically active, comfortable with the basic yoga postures, and appreciate a healthy sweat. Depending on the level, they often include advanced postures such as handstands, arm balances or backbends.
Often times a “flow” class is a vinyasa class.
If you’re new to yoga, but want to get a taste of a Vinyasa style class, check out our Fit Beginners class.
If you’ve practiced this style before and want to take your practice further, try Alex’s Let it flow intermediate level class.
If you are an advanced yogi and you are just looking for an intense online yoga class, try Jesse’s Challenging Flow.