What Is Viniyoga?

Kelly Riska
What Is Viniyoga?

Viniyoga is a form of Yoga Therapy and is based on science and normal developmental patterns of movement. Postures are modified to allow repetitive movement into and out of particular postures and holding postures for extended periods of time. Each movement is linked to the breath to create inner awareness and feel from the inside how the body responds to movement.

Most people are unaware of their postures and daily patterns of movement. The practice of Viniyoga brings greater awareness to the spine and breath, improving functional movement patterns and core stability. As we learn to listen to the body, transformation occurs which brings greater strength, balance, and flexibility.

Viniyoga Overview

Fitness & Sweat


Flexibility


Strength & Balance


Mind & Spirituality


Flow


Overall difficulty

Purpose of Viniyoga

Viniyoga is based on the art of personal practice. The focus is to look at what is really happening in our body as we practice and recognizing what it needs. When we can attune to the changes in our bodies, then we can deepen self-understanding of our own needs.

Benefits of Viniyoga

The value of practicing Viniiyoga lies in the actual functional benefits to the body, mind, and spirit. Therapeutic practice sets can be designed for the treatment of various illnesses or conditions such as arthritis, hypertension, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, scoliosis, asthma and allergies. There are numerous benefits including: increasing strength, range of motion, flexibility, balance, coordination, and body awareness.

Is Viniyoga For Me?

Viniyoga is a meditative practice and done slowly with conscious awareness. People who tend to move at a slower pace may be well suited for this style of Yoga. If you tend to move at a faster pace, slowing yourself down may be difficult. Although, slowing down is generally beneficial for most of us especially in our fast paced modern world. So, if you want a relaxing yet energizing Yoga practice, then Viniyoga could be for you.