Ashtanga Yoga: Overview

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What is Ashtanga yoga?

Ashtanga Yoga: Overview

Ashtanga Yoga was developed by K. Pattabhi Jois. This style embodies Pattanjali's view that purification of the soul and body can be achieved through eight spiritual practices. The lyama, niyama, asana, and pranayama limbs of yoga are external, cleansing and strengthening practices. Meanwhile, the pratyahara, dharana, dhyana limbs are internal. These can be developed through proper Ashtanga practice.

   

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6/20/2006 11:45:09 AM
Namaste said:

Often the asanas of Hatha yoga, in which poses flow at a more sedate pace, are popular with beginners.




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