When you see the word Vinyasa on a yoga schedule, you can assume that you're in for a vigorous, fast-paced class during which postures flow from one to the other in a fairly quick sequence. You'll go through well-known yoga sequences, such as sun salutations, and will likely work up a sweat and raise your heart rate.
Even the most fast-paced Vinyasa classes, however, still take place almost entirely on the mat. For true calorie blasting potential, experts recommend pairing your yoga routine with a separate cardio workout (like brisk walking, jogging, cycling, or swimming) at least a few times a week. [Source: Hensrund]