Literally means "eight limbs". It refers to the eight stages or limbs of yoga as described in Pantanjali's The Yoga Sutras." These eight steps basically act as guidelines on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life.
Eight limbs. See page on the 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga.
Ashtanga: the Power of yoga For those who want a serious workout, ashtanga yoga offers a fast-paced series of sequential poses beginning with sun salutations. Students move from one posture to another in a continual flow and link movements to breath. This physically demanding yoga was developed by K. Pattabhi Jois to build strength, flexibility, and stamina. Power yoga, made popular by Beryl Bender Birch, is based on ashtanga.
Literally means "eight limbs". Traditionally ashtanga yoga refers to raja yoga as the 8 limbs of yoga are found in the yoga sutras of Patanjali Maharishi. Not to be confused with the modern practice of ashtanga yoga by Pattabhi Jois. See raja yoga and ashtanga pages.
an athletic, flowing form of yoga also called “power yoga
Literally `eight-limbs`. The Maharishi Patanjali, compiler of the Yogasutras elucidates the eight limbs of yoga as yama ( ethical guidelines ), niyama ( positive practices that enable one to manifest the Self ), asana (posture ), pranayama ( regulation of the breath ), pratyahara ( control of the senses ), dharana ( concentration of the mind ), dhyana ( meditation ) and samadhi ( the unified state ).
Ashta=eight Anga=limb: Ashtanga literally means eight limbs, and stands for the eight limbs of yoga, which are yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyna, and samadhi.
from ashto (eight) and anga (path), hence, the eight limed path of yoga â€“ yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, & Samadhi.Â Also, the name of the yoga style taught by Sri K. Patabhi Jois.
Eight limbs. Click here for a discourse on Raja Yoga / Ashtanga Yoga.