About the Ashtanga Yoga Method
The method of practice taught in AshtangaYoga relies on the linking of yoga postures through prescribed movements andincorporates deep, even breathing and steady gazing with the eyes. The‘vinyasa,’ or movement between postures, encourages the blood to circulateproperly in the body, while the deep breathing supplies a rich source of pureair, oxygenating the blood and allowing the removal of unwanted toxins throughthe lungs. Internal heat is produced from within, and is described as burningup the impurities in the body, the toxins liberated from the tissues by eachposture. The sweat that results through practice also serves to remove toxins.Steady gazing in different places during each movement and posture, is an importantelement of the practice, and over time facilitates the state of meditation,having a profound effect on the steadiness and calmness of the mind.