Recently I came across this wonderful visual of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Primary Series performed by Axel Dinse. It is one of the most intense yoga practice that will give you flexibility and strength. I am sure this will help you to practice Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in perfect manner.
Brief about Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is also known as Ashtanga yoga popularized by K.Pattabhi Jois and promoted as a modern-day of classical Indian yoga. Pattabhi jois is well known yoga teacher who started his yoga studies in 1927 at the age of 12. He established an institute for teaching yoga in 1948 which is known as Ashtanga Vinyasa (eight limbed) yoga.
Brief about Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga as Per Patanjali Yoga Sutra
Here, what I understand from studying yoga is, Ashtanga vinyasa yoga and Patanjali’s Ashtanga yoga has different meaning. We we talk about eight limbs which were outlined by Sage Patanjali in his yoga sutras, they don’t just include the Asanas but also includes all different sadhanas as explained by Adi Yogi. Here are those eight limbs of yoga covered in Ashtanga yoga:
|Niyama||Self-purification and study|
|Pratyahara||Withdrawing of the mind from the senses|
|Samadhi||Union with the object of meditation|
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