Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga was developed and made popular by K. Pattabhi Jois and his Master Krishnmacharya, being a system of Hatha Yoga based on a dynamic method of practicing asanas (postures psychophysical), using the traditional Hatha Yoga postures in a sequence fluid and without intervals, the most demanding on the physical plane of all Yoga methods known today.
This method involves the synchrony between breath and sequences of positions (asanas), combining interlinked movements that flow through the respiratory movement (vinyasa). The breath is the heart of this method, connecting the asana in a precise order, associated with fixings ocular and bandhas .
This sequence of body positions unites strength and flexibility, strength and relaxation, understanding and acceptance. Produces an intense body heat, detoxifying internal organs and muscles through sweat, with a profound improvement in circulation (promoting cleansing, toning and oxygenation of organs and glands), a strong body and a clear mind and attentive, acting on the central nervous system and preparing the body and mind for meditation.