Vinyasa is a flowing style of yoga that links the breath with movement. The focus is on the inhale and exhale as you move from one pose to the next. Many vinyasa flow classes are done in a heated studio that can reach 80 to 85 degrees. Vinyasa yoga offers benefits to the body and mind.
Vinyasa yoga serves as a strength-training process and helps build lean muscle mass throughout the body. The different poses, especially the standing, arm balances, backbends and inversions utilize body resistance while placing stress on muscles and fatiguing them. The benefit of using vinyasa yoga as a primary method of building lean muscle mass is that all muscle groups receive equal attention, creating balanced strength throughout the body.