Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga
Ashtanga yoga was founded and introduced to the modern world by K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). The physically demanding and series of dynamic postures in Ashtanga yoga synchronises breath and body movement which results in generation of internal heat that detoxifies the body. Ashtanga yoga is advisable for people who want to build core strength and tone their body.
This results in improved blood circulation, a light and physically strong body and peaceful mind.
The term Vinyasa in sanskrit means “to place in a certain way”. Vinyasa yoga refers to set of different poses performed in a particular sequence. Vinyasa is a style of yoga that coordinates flow of breath and body movements from one posture to another.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is based on the fundamentals of breath, bandhas (also known as energy locks), Drishti (a focus point of gaze) and vinyasa (sequential movement). This type of yoga increases muscular strength, reduces stress, tension and anxiety.
Bakasan, also known as crane pose builds arms, shoulder and wrist strength. Improves balance concentration and strengthens the nervous system.
Halasana or Plow Pose strengthens and opens up neck and back muscles.
Sirsasana Leg Variation
Yogi should be able to balance in sirsasana and split the hips. Relieves stress, improves focus and increases blood flow to eyes.