What is Ashtanga yoga?

What is Ashtanga yoga?

Yoga has Indo-European roots and has been brought to the West by Hindu and Tibetan yogis. At anima we believe that who practise yoga takes physical and spiritual development into their hands and acquires real autonomy. Ashtanga yoga is an energetic and dynamic form of yoga which benefits whoever seek for strengthening, flexibility, clear mind and energy boost. It combines breathing (ujjayi pranayama) and motion including a large variety of poses (asanas) that succeed one another in constant flow and specific order. Practising ashtanga yoga the student warms up their muscles at such an extend that their flexibility increases dramatically. Especially helpful for people with back problems. Students with knee sensitivity and tight hips ought to be careful, whereas first-timers are advised to start from a beginner level class or some other form of yoga.

Alexandra Rossopoulou