Ashtanga Yoga is an ancient system of yoga as taught by K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Flowing through each posture utilizing the synchronization of breath and movement in Vinyasa, an internal "fire" or heat is cultivated. Increasing flexibility and strength through regular and consistent practice, Ashtanga Yoga improves coordination, stamina, concentration and clarity of the mind. Benefitting and balancing the internal and external body, practitioners experience a deepened sense of well being and contentment mentally, physically and spiritually.
BREATH IS LIFE
Breathing is our most fundamental and vital act. It holds a divine essence; the exhalation is a movement toward God, and the inhalation is an inspiration from God. The breath links the body with the deepest part of the mind - the soul - and the soul of the Ashtanga Yoga practice is the breath. With the development of a long, deep breath, the mind becomes calm and focused, thoughts stop, and each movement flows gently and precisely from asana to asana through to the completion of the series. When breath and movement flow effortlessly in perfect harmony the practice of Ashtanga Yoga transcends consciousness and evolves into the lightness of a moving meditation.