Downward Dog + Vinyasa A vinyasa yoga tutorial with Travis Eliot, creator of The Ultimate Yogi. Keep attention on the breath, and let it guide you through the transitions. Vinyasa is a Sanskrit term often employed in relation to certain styles of yoga. It denotes a flowing, dynamic form of yoga, connected to breath in which yoga transitions are embodied as linkages within and between asana. These basic transitions are present throughout almost every form of yoga and it is important to understand the proper alignment within these transitions to achieve a well balanced practice.