Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is more dynamic form of Hatha Yoga
In Sanskryt it means eight limbs of Yoga (yama, nyama, pranayama, asana, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, samadhi). Vinyasa - sequential
movement that interlinks postures to form a continuous flow.
Throughout the practice the specific breathing technique (ujjayi) is maintained.
Ashtanga is one of the most valuable and effective types of yoga when it comes to our body. There are many physical and spirituals benefits of practicing Ashtanga Yoga, as well as practicing the other methods.
In the Western world Ashtanga became one of the most popular types of the physical activity, gaining fans among both men and women. It can be practiced by people of all ages. The benefits of Ashtanga span from purely physical to mental and emotional strength. It has tremendous effects on your body: it improves your strength, increases overall health and boosts your energy. It also increases self- awareness, encourages self- knowledge which leads to wisdom and freedom.
Higher level sessions can be physically demanding, but anyone can learn the basic poses. You can increase the difficulty levels as you gain more expertise. The only thing you need as a beginner is a good attitude: tenacity, motivation and willingness to change your life. It doesn't matter how flexible or strong you are.
Yoga practise is a long process. Be patient for results. Anyway, it’s not the result but the journey that matters, so just enjoy your regular sessions.