The continual movements, from one pose to another, gives you an added cardiovascular benefit, which more traditional forms of yoga do not have. The routine practice of vinyasa yoga can increase muscle strength, endurance and flexibility, and reduce levels of stress.
Vinyasa yoga is a discipline that utilizes postures and breathing techniques. This form of yoga offers a range of health benefits to those who practice it, as it encompasses all areas of mind, body and spirit. Derived from hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga differs in some important ways from its predecessor. Vinyasa yoga is often faster paced, and the asanas (postures) are linked together in a series of movements that are synchronized with the breath. Much emphasis is placed on the breath and the transition in and out of the asanas. Generally speaking, upward movements correlate with inhalations of the breath, and downward movements with exhalations.
Steps to Perform :
Stand at the front of your mat with your big toes touching and the outer edges of your feet parallel.
Relax your arms and hands by your sides with your palms faced outward in a gesture of openness.
Keep your neck long, the back of your skull lifting up–like a balloon is attached–and your chin level to the ground.
Reach your shoulder blades toward each other, and knit your front ribs in. Tailbone reaches down toward the ground.
Keep your legs straight with a soft bend to prevent hyperextension. Keep your face, jaw, and eyes soft. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths.