In Vinyasa Yoga breath and movement are joined, creating a steady rhythm. It is a very physical and active form of yoga focusing on sun salutations, standing and seated positions, backbends and arm balances coordinated with inhalations and exhalations.
In Vinyasa yoga, the emphasis is placed not just on the poses themselves, but the transitions into and out of each posture. Also, poses are not held for long, as there is considerably more movement that in Hatha yoga or Yin yoga.
Vinyasa is the most “cardio” of yoga styles. It gets the heart pumping and the body sweating, relieving stress and anxiety while reducing blood pressure and levels of cortisol.