Understanding Ashtanga

     Ashtanga Yoga is the basis of all “power yoga” and “vinyasa yoga”  practices.  It is firmly rooted in the philosophy of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali.  Tim Miller, one of Ashtanga Yoga’s top teachers, gives an exceptionally clear and concise description of the practice of Ashtanga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in an email interview with Yoga International.

He explains the eight-fold path, its external and internal practices, the importance of the breath, and shares the little known understanding of Ashtanga Yoga’s role in our modern world:  “Pattabhi Jois was very clear that one’s yoga practice is not meant to consume one’s life, but rather to support all the other facets of life.”

If you’re curious to learn a little about the history and legacy of Ashtanga Yoga and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, take a few minutes to read Tim’s full interview at Yoga International.

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