One of the most popular styles of yoga that emerged in the mid-1990s and is often referred to as ‘royal yoga’ is called Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, or Ashtanga Yoga.
Ashtanga, which means ‘eight limbs’ in Sanskrit, is a fast-paced, traditional style of yoga. With its emphasis on strength and flexibility, it is the inspiration for what is often called Power Yoga. It differs from regular Yoga in that it employs connecting poses with the use of linking the breath with movement. There are a set series of poses for each practice so each practitioner gradually learns the poses of each series.
IS ASHTANGA YOGA FOR ME?
If you are already quite fit, enjoy exercising, and would like to align the body, mind and soul, then Ashtanga Yoga could be the challenge you’re looking for. Prepare to work hard and work up a sweat when you practice this type of power yoga.