Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga Carlisle

Ashtanga is a style of Yoga established by K. Patthabi Jois in Mysore in India in 1948. It is a physical and dynamic practise which links a series of prescribed movements together with the breath. In the Primary Series Sequence there are 61 poses that are linked together by a ‘vinyasa’ flow. ‘Vinyasa’ is a term that relates to a series of movements and a variant of the Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar). As with any yoga practice the breath forms an important element and the rhythmic breath employed during practice creates an internal heat which purifies the body as well as providing a mental focus for the practitioner.