About Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga, as it is taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, is an actual practice of the eight limbs of yoga as described by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutra. We start with the Asana, the third limb, and the other limbs will develop as the practice is established. Astanga Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic and challenging form of yoga with a synchronisation of breath and movement. It is characterised by using the same series of positions every time which leads to improved body consciousness and a calm mind.With the use of controlled breath and body locks in moving from position to position an internal heat is created. This heat will make you sweat, it is cleansing for joints, muscles and internal organs, but most of all will give you a great sense of well being.

The first series is called the Primary Series and is designed to strengthen, align and open our body and mind.

Ashtanga Yoga requires an effort, but the resulting effect with regular practice is a supple, light, strong body.

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