Viniyoga was developed by Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya and continued by his son T. K. V. Desikachar of Madras, India. Viniyoga teaches the Yoga student how to apply the tools of Yoga: Asanas, reflection, study, chanting, Pranayama and meditation in individual practice.

Viniyoga is an antique Sanskrit term that implies differentiation, adjustment, and correct application. Viniyoga wants to adjust the various resources and methods of Yoga to a unique condition; postures and flows are chosen to suit all the studentís needs and abilities. Hence, it is frequently practiced one-on-one with a Yoga teacher; this guarantees that each person can follow correctly the way of self-discovery and personal transformation.

Viniyoga places big importance on the breath and coordinating breath and movement, it is considered excellent for beginners, and is progressively more used in therapeutic environments. Viniyoga movements are similar to Ashtanga poses.

Other types of Yoga include:

Hatha yoga
Vinyasa yoga
Ashtanga yoga
Iyengar yoga
Kundalini yoga
Bikram yoga
Kripalu yoga
Sivananda yoga
Raja yoga
Mantra yoga
Purna yoga
Bhakti yoga
Jnana yoga
Karma yoga