Vinyasa means a gradual progression or a step-by-step approach that systematically and appropriately takes a student from one point and safely lands them at the next point. It is sometimes described as the “breathing system,” or the union of breath and movement that make up the steps. Sequencing will vary with instructor philosophy. Emphasis is placed on alignment; standing, and balancing postures are incorporated to promote muscular endurance and flexibility. These classes move at a moderate pace usually holding postures for 3-5 breaths in a room heated to 90 degrees.