4.01.2014

Ashtanga Yoga 

A methodology for controlling one's own mind by linking breath with movement. This movement-breath system is called Vinyasa in Sanskrit, the language of many foundational yoga texts. Each movement, for example, reaching the arms overhead, corresponds with an inhale or exhale. This is one Vinyasa, one inhale (puraka) or exhale (rechaka), along with one movement.


See an essential cheat sheet on Ashtanga Yoga from the man credited with bringing it to the US -
Pattabhi Jois on the practice of Ashtanga Yoga