What is ashtanga yoga

Ashtanga yoga is a profound experience. Initially often physically challenging, over time the practice leads to a healthy body, a clean nervous system and a stable mind.

The method works on many levels and if you need to improve your physical condition, then you will undoubtedly benefit. If you are interested in delving into the meditative aspect of yoga, then the Mysore practice gives us the opportunity to delve into the subtle levels of our consciousness and seek full awareness of our existence.

Ashtanga yoga was described by the sage Patanjali thousands of years ago. It means 8 branches or steps towards self-realization or Samadhi. In this context, Sri K. Patabhi Joyce teaches and in the present, Ashtanga yoga is generally understood as a progressive Asana practice arranged in 6 series.

Ashtanga yoga is an ancient system passed from a guru to a student. The method involves synchronizing breathing with a progressive series of postures – a process that causes intense internal heat and copious, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs.

By cultivating discipline and devotion, Ashtanga yoga creates a solid foundation for inner contemplation and self-knowledge. Often described as meditation in motion, the practice carries the potential for infinite improvement.