Vinyasa Yoga connects one posture to the next using the breath. This can be thought of as linking or flowing into postures which is sometimes why it’s called “Flow Yoga”. The opposite of this would be an alignment-based class where students engage with a posture, explore it for a period of time and then “break the posture” by coming out. Moving in and out of postures is the obvious movement but even in stillness Vinyasa is represented by the beat of your heart and inhale/exhale of your breath. Vinyasa practice generates heat and can add a cardiovascular component not always present in other forms of postural practice.