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 ground rules:

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.

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