Brief About Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Primary Series

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ashtanga vinyasa yoga series

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 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 (eight limbed) yoga.

Brief about Eight Limbs of Ashtanga

Ashtanga means eight limbs which were outlined by Sage Patanjali in his yoga sutras given below:



Yama moral codes
Niyama self-purification and study
Asana posture
Pranayama breath control
Pratyahara withdrawing of the mind from the senses
Dharana concentration
Dhyana deep meditation
Samadhi Union with the object of meditation

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5 thoughts on “Brief About Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Primary Series

  1. Above article is wonderful to explain about Ashtanga Yoga.Surya Namaskara is the primary series of Yoga.It is taught with fast practice,but students must watch their feet,arms,shoulders & hips in enlightenment.Lot of students,if not practiced right can end up hurting their neck as well.Going slow in moves & let the breath lead the move,slow they can feel relaxed & focused.moving with breath leads you to meditation & relaxation.Practice slow please & enjoy. Blessings, Veena

    1. You really added a important point, it is very important for one to understand the posture and exact way to balance the body while practicing yoga pose.

        1. very is very important to learn important aspect of any yoga pose before start practicing them. Without knowing the exact way; sometime people may harm themselves by practicing in wrong way !!

  2. Ashtanga is the best form of exercise. Thanks a lot for sharing the information. Its great to be here and see the details.

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