What is Vinyasa Yoga and its benefits – yoga teacher training in rishikesh

What is Vinyasa Yoga?

“Vinyasa Yoga” is one of the most popular types of yoga. “Vinyasa” word means the “Breathing system”, means that this type of yoga is related to our breathing system. It refers to the various poses of yoga which connects our spiritual and physical part of the body by providing different postures which makes us comfortable. When you perform vinyasa yoga, your all focus will be how to inhale and how to exhale as you move from one posture to another next one. The vinyasa yoga is not a single form of yoga, but also rather so many techniques put together.


Mostly, yoga trainers believes that without Vinyasa, don’t do any asana. It simply means breathing movement, and all types of Yoga asana are give a particular number of Vinyasa. There are so many Yoga centre in Rishikesh where different type of Yoga teacher training courses is provided and also Vinyasa yoga classes is taught.  When a yoga beginner begins doing this kind of yoga, they can expect more than just stretching exercises.  Vinyasa yoga mostly targets more muscle group including the upper body, back and abdominal muscles as compare to running. It is a great form of workout and it helps your body to maximize its potential.

Vinyasa Yoga Classes in Rishikesh

Mostly the Vinyasa yoga classes start with the sun salutations. It is a sequence of three positions:

  • Mountain Pose
  • Raised Hand Pose
  • Standing Forward Bend

Mountain Pose:  To do this pose just follows the following steps:

  • First of all, you stand with feet together, and then hold the arms in front of your body, in prayer position.
  • Now, lift the toes of the ground, fan them out, and slowly bring the toes back down.
  • Feel the feet grounded to floor. Now, stretch the head towards ceiling.
  • Press your shoulders while drawing in your stomach. And then keep the hips and shoulders aligned.

Raised Hand Pose: Just follow this step to perform Raised Hand Pose:

  • You should starting from previous pose, lift the arms to sides and then lift them upwards.
  • Then press the palms together, over your head. Now arch the back, gazing towards the hands.

Standing Forward Bend: Just follow the steps:

  • To perform this pose, you are starting from previous pose, slowly bend forward at hips. Your arms should be out towards the sides.
  • Then, slowly bring the hands in front of the feet; try pressing your palms against the floor.
  • Now shift your body weight towards balls of your feet. Keep the hips aligned with the ankles
  • Then let you head loose.

Benefits of Vinyasa Yoga

  • Through Vinyasa yoga exercise, more oxygen can reach the body cells resulting in better overall function due to increased blood flow.
  • With this yoga, it boosts the level of haemoglobin, which increases oxygenation.
  • Unwanted muscles at different part of body make us uncomfortable and make us unable to move our body fast. In Vinyasa yoga, it makes continuous flow of our body part by different postures and provides us greater flexibility.
  • Vinyasa yoga helps s to slow the fluctuation of emotions in mind and improve the coordination, reaction time, memory and IQ and also improve the memory.
  • Vinyasa yoga helps to improve the flexibility and muscles strength when muscles are trained to perform the vinyasa yoga pose and then they become stronger. With this yoga the bones also will be healthy and will bear more weight due to increased blood flow.
  • With the practice of Vinyasa yoga, it keeps the fluids in the joints of the body and keeping away from joins pain.
  • By performing the Vinyasa yoga pose, it increases the heart rate, activates brain function and respiratory rate.
  • It helps to reduce stress and tension in physical body by activating the parasympathetic nervous system.
  • It helps to reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes.