ashtanga

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ashtanga

- Sanskrit for "having eight parts"—referring to the eight limbs or sutras of yoga; ashtanga yoga is also known as power yoga.
See also related terms for limbs.
Translations
astanga
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I finally found the courage to try power yoga classes, which were similar to an Astanga Vinyasa style.
The exhibition was opened by the temple's president, Mr J D Panchal, and fellow committee members and over the two days there were various workshops on astanga yoga, BalaGokulam, Indian games and Indian martial arts, among others.
For a higher calorie burning exercise, Astanga yoga, known as 'Power Yoga', burns between 200 to 300 calories in 30 minutes.
Debra said: "I used to do the more rigorous Astanga yoga, but it's very important to listen to your body.
Sumudra (an Astanga yoga practice based in Dunsborough, Western Australia) offers one- and two-week residential surf and yoga retreats at the Tallow Beach Resort.
According to most hathayoga manuals we can divide sadhana into roughly six categories paralleling to some extent the practices outlined in the astanga (eight-limbed) system of Patanjali's Yogasutras.
Astanga yoga (also spelled Ashtanga): A style of "power yoga" that appeals to athletes and those "going for the burn"
Bikram is one of nine main options, including Astanga, Anusara and Integral.
Astanga (Madonna's favourite) is a more challenging, cardiovascular form, while bikram is done in a heated room.
Raja Yoga, also known as Astanga Yoga, is the most familiar Western form of yoga.
Astanga yoga is often criticised for being too energetic rather than contemplative, more of a fitness regime than a pure form of yoga.
Friday will see astanga yoga, street dance, flamenco and Spanish dancing.