Ashtanga yoga is a very dynamic, energetic and physically challenging form of Hatha yoga. Its main focus is on deep breathing as you travel through a set sequence of therapeutic yoga postures. Breath is synchronised with movement guiding you through the practice.
On one level, Ashtanga Yoga helps you to increase body-tone, flexibility, stamina and concentration, while working deeply on your body. The practice creates heat in the body whereby toxins are released which reside in the deep muscle layers of the body helping you to alleviate fatigue, stress, depression and illness.