Yoga flow, or "vinyasa" yoga, connects each pose or asana to the next, dynamically linking movement with breath while creating heat and stamina in the body. The length of each inhale and exhale typically determines the length of time held in each posture. This technique is often referred to as "flow" because of the fluid way that the poses run together, much like a tightly choreographed dance.
While this might sound like a potentially intimidating practice, using a yoga flow DVD at home as an introductory guide-or to help further and strengthen your budding skills-is a great way to get more familiar, and eventually fall in love with this vigorous and athletic form of yoga. Designed to safely cleanse and support all of your body's systems in a single session, building a consistent, home-based yoga flow practice will give you a well-rounded, challenging and fun workout that will awaken your physical and mental strength and calm your mind.