Vinyasa krama is the synchronized movement of yoga asanas through various stages in order to achieve a specific goal. Most commonly, this goal is to progress from simple asana to more advanced asana. The term comes from the Sanskrit, vi, meaning “order,” nyasa, meaning “placement,” and karma, meaning “succession.” The name for this type of yoga practice is often shortened to vinyasa.
Vinyasa krama helps the yogi prepare his/her body for the more advanced asana by starting with basic poses then building on those with progressively more challenging asanas. By the time the yogi reaches his/her goal – typically an advanced asana – he/she is physically and mentally prepared to successfully practice it.