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What is Ashtanga?

IMG_3025-3431770478-OWhat is Ashtanga?
Ashtanga Yoga is a system of yoga originally transmitted by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Today his grandson Sri Sharath Rangaswamy continues in his grandfather’s tradition, teaching at the K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute.

Ashtanga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressively more challenging series of postures. This process produces intense internal heat and a purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. It is a vigorous moving mediation that helps us develop a strong, light body and a quiet, steady mind.

Practice is 6 times a week. Rest is traditionally taken on Sundays as well as full and new moon days.