Vinyasa refers to practicing a sequence of asanas that are synchronized with the breath. Each
movement in the vinyasa krama sequence is linked to an inhalation or
an exhalation and each asana becomes a step within the flow. The
yogi learns to listen to his/her body and when it is ready to advance to a more challenging asana.
performing each asana as an independent pose disconnected from
the whole, vinyasa krama mimics the flowing energy of the universe. The mind, body and breath are unified into a state of
harmony. Vinyasa krama also uses variations of each asana to open the
potential of the mind and body.
The 20th century yoga master known as the father of modern yoga, Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, is
credited with developing vinyasa krama as an approach to yoga
practice. He saw it as key to the transforming process of yoga and not only applied it to asana practice but to all
aspects of yoga.