Ashtanga Yoga is an ancient form of Hatha yoga which incorporates breath and movement. This synergy of breath and movement is called vinyasa. When practised in the traditional way, with the correct vinyasa count, the practice produces a profuse sweat which is said to bring all the poisons, or toxins, in the body to the surface of the skin so that they can be eliminated. Over time the practice of Ashtanga Yoga promises to give the practitioner a light, strong body, increased stamina and increased energy.
The benefits of Ashtanga Yoga are, however, not purely physical (although the physical and health benefits are very powerful). Better sleep and concentration and a clearer mind are also a by-product of a regular yoga practice.
We are convinced that there is no other physical practice system which can give greater benefits to the practitioner.
The Ashtanga Vinyasa method was transmitted to the world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. He learned the system from his guru Sri T. Krishnamacharya and taught it, uninterrupted for over seven decades with energy, vitality and an unyielding determination until his passing, at the age of 94, in 2009. His legacy is continued by his grandson Sharath Jois in the same city in India.
If you would like to try Ashtanga Yoga for yourself please contact us or just come along to Oscailt, No. 8 Pembroke Road, Dublin 4.