Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois is based on
the scientific method, which has its source in “Yoga
Korunta”. An ancient text by Rishi Vamana with
the famous words “Oh yogi! Do not do asana without vinyasa”.
In the “Yoga Korunta” the reasons and advantages
of connecting the asanas are described.Vinyasa means “movement
breathing system” and the system is based on the following
1. There is a specific number of breaths to come in and out
of a position (asana). 2. Synchronising movements with ujjayi
breath and body locks Mula Bandha
and Uddiyana Bandha an intense inner heat
is created which cleanses muscles, internal organs and pollutants.
This will lead to a strong and light body. 3. Vinyasa
means the connection of asana to asana in a series. 4. Vinyasa
regulates breathing and gives a more effective blood circulation.
5. Vinyasa system straightens and aligns the body. 6. When
the focus is on working with the correct number of Vinyasa’s
your practice becomes concentrated, breathing becomes rhythmical,
the body strong and the mind calm. <