Ashtanga Yoga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.
There is no need to avoid yoga because it may be too difficult. The gentle Yoga workout is designed so that everyone can participate. Gentle Yoga postures focus on the legs, spine and abdomen so you can experience the benefits without strain while improving your strength and flexibility. It will also help you feel relaxed so that you can feel centered and serene.