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Types of Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga

What is Ashtanga Yoga?

Ashtanga yoga is a challenging, athletic style yoga practice that follows a set sequence. In this modern-day form of traditional yoga, you will match your breath to each physical movement and will follow a specific sequence of yoga poses.


In an ashtanga yoga practice, you can expect to move at a fast pace and stay in a constant flow of movements. Ashtanga yoga is highly structured and very physically demanding. While this form of yoga is identical from day to day, there are some things you should know about it before you attempt this challenging form of yoga.

Who it’s for
  • Yogis who are moderately to very physically fit
  • Athletes
  • Yogis who want to be challenged
  • Power yoga fans
Who it’s not for
  • Beginner yogis
  • Yogis with sensitive muscles or joints
  • People who are regularly sedentary
  • Most seniors
How it will help you
  • Builds strength and flexibility quickly
  • Works every part of the body
  • Provides excellent stress management
  • Improves focus and concentration
How it will not help you
  • Does not help with joint pain/injuries
  • Does not help you learn yoga basics
  • Does not focus on alignment
  • May cause injury to beginners
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