Ashtanga Yoga is the system of hatha yoga taught by the late and legendary Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Today his grandson, R. Sharath Jois, and his daughter, Saraswati Jois, continue the Ashtanga lineage, teaching at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute.
This method is a powerful, flowing practice that involces synchronizing breath and movement thorugh a progressive series of postures. This process produces intense internal heat and a purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs.
Ashtanga yoga is a powerful meditation-in-motion that while vigorous and physically demanding, produces a deep inner focus. When this method is practiced with patience, diligence and faith, the result is a light and strong body, increased vitality, greater inner peace and a calmer mind.