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. The style is hot and energetic, synchronising breath with movements. The individual poses (asanas) are linked by flowing movements (vinyasas).
Jois established his Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in 1948. The current style of teaching is called Mysore style after Mysore, India where the practice was originally taught. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is popular in America, where it has given rise to various spinoff styles of Power Yoga.