Ashtanga Yoga is introduced by Mahamuni Patanjali about 2500 years ago. It is also called as Patanjal yoga & Raj yoga
Ashatanga yoga, as name suggests has 8 limbs, namely Yama, Niyam, Asan, Pranayam, Pratyahar, Dharana, Dhyana & Samadhi.
Ashtanga Yoga disciplines us at our behavior, body, energy, mind & intellect level. As the picture explains, Yama & Niyam are most important, among eight limbs.
Hatha Yoga principles:
- Practice of dietary discipline optimises load on all systems of body
- Practice of Yogic Postures offer health,stability & agility
- Practise of Kapalbhati helps in Asthma,Diabetes Mellitus
- Practise of Conscious relaxation helps to reduce level of Stress Hormones in blood
Medical Yogatherapy based on Ashtang Yoga & Hath Yoga is extremely useful for Psychosomatic & Life style Disorders.
They are Systemic Hypertension, Diabetes mellitus – Type II, Coronary artery Disease, Acid peptic disease, Habitual constipation, Asthma, Insomnia etc.
Ashtanga Yoga training (discipline) modulates our lifestyle leading to energy enhancement, breathing improvement, emotional stability & cognitive corrections.