Ashtanga Yoga or Ashtanga Vinyasa is one such practice. The practical details of Ashtanga Yoga practice are to be found in Maha Yogi Vemana’s Yoga korunta. This approach was preserved and passed on by one of Modern India’s revered Yogi Shri T. Krishnamacharya. Ashtanga Yoga today is kept alive largely by the perseverance of Late Shri K. Pattabhi Jois and KPJAYI, Mysore and Shri. BNS Iyengar of the Parikala matta, Mysore.
Ashtanga Yoga is called so because of its systematic engagement with the Body, Breath and Mind. It involves an age-old proven training methods for the three.
Purpose Of Ashtanga Yoga
The ultimate purpose of the Ashtanga practice is purification of the body and mind. By moving so quickly and powerfully, you will get a lot of tapas and everything extra, physical and mental, will have to get out the way. This practice has a strong sense of purpose and you are forced to focus and grow.
Benefits Of Ashtanga Yoga
Ashtanga comes with all the benefits of a regular yoga practice–strength, flexibility, stress management, and inner peace. Because the series is so demanding (and in traditional practice you’re expected to practice most days) you will get really strong really fast. There is no part of the body that doesn’t work hard in this practice.