Ashtangga Yoga is perhaps one of the oldest types of yoga in the whole history of mankind. Ashtanga signifies “eight appendages” in Sanskrit, which alludes to the eight appendages of yoga. The Ashtanga system for asana practice was translated by T. Krishnamacharya and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois from an aged content called the Yoga Korunta, which they asserted and found out that it depicted an extraordinary arrangement of hatha yoga created by Vamana Rishi.
Who is Pattabhi Jois?
K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009) started his yoga studies with Krishnamacharaya in Mysore, India at 12 years old. He turned into the passion and way of being a professional and official instructor of Ashtanga yoga, which is a situated arrangement of postures done in a streaming vinyasa style. In 1958, he distributed his treatise on Ashtanga yoga, Yoga Mala. His first western disciples and followers started to land in Mysore in the early 1970s. Through them, Ashtanga spread westward and significantly affected the way yoga is honed today. After Pattabhi Jois kicked the bucket in 2009, his grandson Sharath assumed control over the authority part, including showing the numerous people who keep on rushing to Mysore so as to develop their practices. [Read more…]