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Ashtanga yoga is the branch of yoga associated with 6 series taught by Patabis Jois. Many practitioners only get to series as one or two as the series in strenuous and needs to be practiced on a regular basis to progress. Dharma Mittra also teaches a strong physical practice similar in physical challenge but not the same as Patabis Jois.

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Ashtanga Yoga is a powerful form of body therapy. This style of yoga develops endurance, strength, and flexibility for the body, and focus and clarity for the mind.

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Sage Patanjali defined YOGA as a way of wholesome life comprising of eight limbs or dimensions, viz., yama, niyama, pranayama, asana, pratyhara, dhyana, dharana and samadhi. This eight dimensional aspects of life is called Ashtanga Yoga.

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A vinyasa flow dynamic yoga that is physically and mentally challenging.

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Ashtanga Yoga is a prescribed system of postures for the purpose of first cleansing and strengthening the physical body and later purifying the energy body while teaching the practitioner to become fully self aware. Popularized by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and now conserved by Sharath Rangaswamy, this is a powerful system for correcting imbalances, building strength and endurance, and improving flexibility.

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The Physical Ashtanga practice, conceived by the remarkable 20th century yogi Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, was handed down to Sri K Pattabhi Jois, who refined the sequence into what is commonly practiced today. However Ashtanga dates back much further, having its roots deeply imbedded in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, a philisophical scripture written roughly 2,500 years ago. It is a flowing practice, with emphasis on the linking of movement with breath, to create tapas (burning heat), to p
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