Ashtanga Yoga Postures – Styles of Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga

Based on the classical teachings of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the Ashtanga yoga system includes several increasingly difficult series of postures. In Mysore Style classes, each student will work individually on a series at their own pace, with a teacher coming for adjustments. In Led Ashtanga classes, students are guided as a group through the Primary Series.

In either practice style, postures are linked together in a fast paced flow or ‘vinyasa’, which helps develop a purifying sweat and even, deep breathing.  A particularly athletic and demanding style, Ashtanga is great if you are looking to challenge your stamina, strength and flexibility.

Ashtanga yoga chart from Ryan Spielman

Showing all the poses of the Ashtanga Primary Series

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