After the classical Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga is the most ancient system of unification. Ashtanga yoga is the classical work of sage Vamana Rishi mentioned in Yoga Korunas based on the teachings of Vinyasa (Breath Linking Movement), Drishti (Focus), Bandhas ( Body Locks), Mudras ( Hand Gestures) and Philosophy (Yogic Values and Virtues of Patanjali Yoga Sutras). This yoga style is a derivative ‘eight-limbed path’ developed by Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois. Ashtanga yoga as outlined in Patanjali Yoga Sutra is both an external and internal practice aimed at purification for revealing the true self. The external practices discuss the Yamas (moral codes), Niyamas (self-observation and study), Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathwork) whereas the internal practices include Pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (salvation).
An ideal asana practice in Ashtanga yoga involves the use of Vinyasa and Tristhana. Vinyasa symbolizes a rhythmic linking of the breath with the body movements that make Ashtanga yoga a moving meditation for internal cleaning. And, Tristhana refers to three points of attention; Asana, Pranayama and Drishti. When the elements of Vinyasa and Tristhana are incorporated in the practice of Ashtanga yoga, the body becomes healthy, light and strong and you unfold the path to universal self.
With deep internal purification of the body, mind and soul through the Ashtanga yoga teacher training in Delhi, the human soul attains complete enlightenment of body and mind leading to a state of Samadhi -- where the union with the divine is achieved.
Our team of teachers specializing in the science of Ashtanga yoga shall take you through a traditional and intensive sojourn of becoming an Ashtangi. The curriculum reflects an unbroken lineage of Ashtanga path that culminates in the work of K. Pattabhi Jois. An increasing emphasis is placed on the traditional subjects of Vinyasa and Tristhana taught with references to Yoga Korunas and Patanjali Yoga Sutras.
We at Ashtanga studio in Delhi wholeheartedly accept aspiring Ashtangis without any bias or preliminaries for our Ashtanga yoga teacher training in Delhi. However, an ideal Ashtanga aspirant is someone who: