Vinyasa | “arranging something in a special way"
When I was younger dancing was my thing. As a dancer you practice a wide range of movements. Movements that you connect to one piece and also, as a teacher, you create.
What I love about Vinyasa Yoga sequence is the more NATURAL MOVEMENT that arises when practicing. The connection from one posture to the other. Such sequences challenge when it comes to movement, creativity and connecting body, mind and soul. The connection is so important because it allows you to move into the direction where your body wants to go. Instead of Hatha Yoga, where you hold asana’s/postures for a couple of breaths, with Vinyasa there is a CONSTANT PULSING of the body, the movement doesn't really stops and therefore brings you into a meditative state.
That’s why it’s often called Vinyasa FLOW. Also because of the smooth way that the poses run together. In Vinyasa Yoga, each MOVEMENT is synchronized to a BREATH. The breath is given primacy, acting as an anchor as you move from one pose to the next.