The ancient language (Sanskrit) of Astanga Yoga means “eight limbs“. The term was initially coined by an ancient famous saint named ‘Patanjali’. He was the author of ‘Yoga Sutras’. According to their belief, if we want to overcome our sufferings and know our true nature, then we should follow these eight sadhanas (organs).
The main purpose of Ashtanga yoga is to observe these eight limbs so that we can get all the benefits of yoga.
So let’s know about the eight parts of Ashtanga. Eight parts of Ashtanga Yoga:
1. Yama (moral code) • Ahimsa (non-violence) • Satya (truth) • Astaya (not stealing) • Brahmacharya (self-confidence) • Aparigah (aparigraha)
2. Niyam (personal discipline) • Shoucha ( Purity) • Santhosh (contentment) • Tapa (endurance) • Swadhyaya (Self-study) • Ishvara Pranidhana (surrender)
3. Asanas (Yoga status) Read also- 5 Essential to come to your office
A relaxed state that helps in achieving mental balance.
4. Pranayama (breathing) control of breathing
5. Pratyahara (withdrawal of senses) prepare mentally to achieve the effect of mind.
6. Dharana (concentration) Concentrate on an object.
7. Dhyana (meditation) separating your mind and focusing on your soul through meditation.
Ashtanga Yoga is a highly structured Vinyasa-style class. There are five Ashtanga Asana chains and each student must master each pose of the first series before proceeding to the second series. Ashtanga Yoga came to the West through students of Mr. Pattabi Jois, who died in 2009 after setting up his Yoga Center in Mysore, India.
The first series begins with ten Surya Namaskars (five A and five B), continues with a series of standing poses on each side, and ends with a set of inverted and seated poses, from a Vinyasa sequence is attached. you can teach about Hatha yoga.
The ultimate aim of Ashtanga practice is the purification of body and mind. By moving so fast and powerfully, you will get a lot of tenacity and have to get out of everything extra, physical and mental. There is a strong sense of purpose in this practice and you are forced to concentrate and grow.
Ashtanga yoga comes with all the benefits of regular yoga practice – strength, flexibility, stress management, and inner peace. Since the series is so demanding (and in traditional practice, you are expected to practice on most days) you will actually get stronger really fast. In this practice, there is nobody part that does not work hard.
Many fundamental principles underline the practice of Ashtanga yoga:
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