Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a type of yoga interpreted and popularized by Krishnamacharya and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. It is derived from: 1. ashtanga , or “eight limbs” of yoga, which refers to the eight spiritual practices stated in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali; and 2. vinyasa, which refers to the breath-synchronized movement, enabling the student to do a smooth flow from one asana (yoga pose) to the next.
Ashtanga is a sequence with a series of yoga poses that begins with five sets of Sun Salutation A and five sets of Sun Salutation B, followed by the standing sequence. This is then followed by one of the six series, and ends with the closing sequence.
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