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Vinyasa

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Updated May 14, 2010

Definition: Breath-synchronized movement.

In Vinyasa-style yoga classes, poses will flow from one to another in conjunction with the breath.

Vinyasa in also used as a noun to describe the series of poses that are done between Downward Facing Dogs as part of a Sun Salutation sequence. If the teacher says "go through the vinyasa at you own pace," she means Plank, Chaturanga, and Upward Facing Dog.

Pronunciation: vin-ya-sa
Examples:
This advanced Vinyasa Yoga class will be fast paced.

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