Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a style of modern yoga created by K. Pattabhi Jois during the 20th century, often promoted as a modern-day form of classical Indian yoga.[1] The style is hot and energetic, synchronising breath with movements. The individual poses (asanas) are linked by flowing movements (vinyasas).[2]

Jois established his Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in 1948.[3] The current style of teaching is called Mysore style after Mysore, India where the practice was originally taught.[4] Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is popular in America, where it has given rise to various spinoff styles of Power Yoga.