It is one of the more physically intense and challenging forms of Yoga .This tradition follows the basis of Yoga Philosophy of Maharishi Patanjali. The practice helps build strength, improve flexibility, and relieve stress, therefore creating a general state of calmness, well-being and ease to develop the profound health.
The great sage Rama Mohan Brahmachari imparted the teachings of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga tradition to his student Shri T Krishnamacharya through the study of Yoga text called as Yoga Kurunta which is the teachings of sequence of Yoga Postures.
The teachings of the Ashtanga Yoga were nurtured in Mysore, Karntaka with the great support of the Royal family of the Mysore Kingdom . The King was the follower of Yoga under the guidance of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya and he experience the benefits and wanted to share the same with the people of his kingdom .on 11th August 1933 the Yoga school was established by H.H Nalvadi Krishna Raja Vodeyar in the Jaganmohan palace to promote and propagate the Yoga.
The Indian Masters of Ashtanga Yoga
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1927)
The practical structure of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice is divided into segments.
Intermediate Series (Nadi Shodhana)
Advanced (Sthira Bhaga) A, B, C, or D