Ashtanga Yoga (Power)

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a style of yoga codified and popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois during the 20th century which is often promoted as a modern-day form of classical Indian yoga.

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois began his yoga studies in 1927 at the age of 12, and by 1948 had established the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute for teaching the specific yoga practice known as Ashtanga Yoga.

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Ashtanga yoga is the most dynamic style in our list. It connects the breath to each of the positions in the flow.

There are six series of Ashtanga yoga sequences, which the student progresses through at their own pace.

Usually, a practice begins with five repetitions of “Surya Namaskara A” and five repetitions of “Surya Namaskara B” series, followed by a standing sequence.

Following this the practitioner begins one of the six series, followed by what is called the closing sequence.

Ashtanga yoga stresses the importance of daily practice of a set series of movements.

“Power yoga” is a generic term that may refer to any type of aerobically vigorous yoga exercise derived from Ashtanga yoga.

 

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