Vinyasa style yoga encorporates flowing movements with the breath. Inhaling, opening out from the heart center while arching the back, gazing up & holding strong benefits our bodies. For example inhaling in camel (ustrasana), cobra (bhujangasana) & plank (caturanga dandasana) helps invigorate the body & improve strength. Exhaling, moving down toward the heart center when hinging from the hips, gazing down & resting honors our bodies. For example exhaling in forward bends (uttanasana & dandasana), downward facing dog (adhomukha svanasana) & childs (balasana) helps relax our muscles & body while stretching. Noticing the affects & effects of our breath on our bodies is integral to the practice of yoga & making the mind body connection.