Viniyoga, which originated from Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, but has been changed almost entirely, consists of very soft, gentle, flowing movements, and together with a precise breath synchronisation can lead us to a deep state of relaxation in a very short time. The unison of our awareness with the life-force (Prana), which flows through the 72’000 Nadis inside of us, brings about a feeling of equanimity and contentment and helps us to experience states of concentration and meditation in a rather short time.
Viniyoga was developed by T.K.V. Desikachar, son of Krishnamacharya. Asanas and Pranayama are combined in individually designed sequences to meet the demands of each person at a given moment in time, this also being the reason why it is mostly applied in yogatherapy on a one to one basis. Typical for this method are the principles of combination, fluidity, preparation, equipoise and co-ordination of breath and movement. Viniyoga is very helpful to people who suffer from back problems, migrane headaches, arthritis, depression and so on and has a wonderfully strengthening effect on the back.
There are no running Viniyoga classes at the moment. As mentioned above though, it is sometimes utilized during private tuition.