14 May 2014 Last updated at 15:18
Ashtanga Yoga consists of a set sequences of poses, linked by the breath for a flowing, vigorous practice.
Look out for early morning Ashtanga Mysore Style classes, which are a different set up from regular, led classes. Students come and go throughout the class, practicing individually and progressing at their own pace. In a Mysore Style class, the teacher observes, adjusts and teaches you the next pose when they feel you're ready to progress.
Good to Know
You'll do the same sequence of poses at every class.
Ashtangis move fast, flowing from one pose to the next with each inhale and exhale.
There won't be any music in an Ashtanga class, just the audible 'Ujayi Breathing' as students inhale and exhale in sync.
Who's it for?
Ashtanga Yoga is physically challenging, so a basic level of fitness is a must.
Ashtanga Yoga as we know it today was developed by the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The institute is now in the hands of his daughter, R. Saraswathi, and his grandson, R. Sharath Jois.
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