Bri added another important area to consider when performing a vinyasa. The key is “observing thought patterns.” A common mistake most people make in practice, she said, is allowing the mind to move ahead of everything else, which it will do as soon as concentration is broken. The mind is in the next posture before the individual has left the prior. The regular practice of breathing techniques, asana, and meditation can help in this area, she explained. Bri continued on that vinyasa is intended to be practiced interwoven with special mantras – poems sculpted around the sequences. The use of the mantras can begin after years of practice of the basic asana, when the body can be calmed through synchronizing breath so that the mind becomes passive throughout the sequences. Bri stated that these mantras have been lost in the modern popularization of yoga.