Ashtanga yoga is a form of practice that cultivates and harnesses the healing power of synchronizing breath with movement. Students practice a sequence of postures at their own pace, while the teacher offers one-on-one insight and assistance to each student. Practicing in this way is called mysore-style. This unique method of yoga practice allows for students of varying physical abilities to share space, creating a diverse community.
The ashtanga yoga method was first developed by T Krishnamacharya and K Pattabhi Jois, and continues to thrive through the many teachers around the world, and in the heart of each practitioner.