"Yogaś citta vṛitti nirodhaḥ - Yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations of the mind." PYS 1.2
Ashtanga Yoga Asana a dynamic form a set sequence postures flow from one to another movements follow the breath heat detoxifying the body cleansing the emotions liberating the mind. the body becomes supple, strong, light the mind becomes calm and focused clarity, connection, peace freedom
Ashtanga yoga is best learnt in a Mysore self-practice class or a beginners workshop.
Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga, as taught by the Jois family at KPJAYI in Mysore, is based on Patanjali's eight limbs of yoga. When you enter a Mysore class the first thing you may notice is the distinct sound of the breath. There is minimal talking in the class which allows for the peaceful connection of breath to movement and the quiet practice of moving meditation. The sequence is learned from memory so there is a strong sense of internal focus in the room. This is a self-practice class, taught one on one within a group class setting, under the guidance of an experienced authorised teacher. Students progress in their own time and practice at their own breath pace, learning the sequence slowly, over time posture by posture.