ashtanga yoga

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ashtanga yoga

(1) Raja yoga, see there.
(2)  A form of yoga based on raja yoga, developed by Pathabi Jois, that has 8 limbs, which includes ethical precepts (yama and niyama), physical practices (hatha and pranayama), inner-directed practices (pratyahara and dharana), meditation (dhyana) and absorption (Samadhi).
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ASHTANGA YOGA: PRACTICE AND PHILOSOPHY is the first of its kind covering all eight limbs of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, and comes from a yogi who describes its history, the basic movements, and posture using photos, written instruction and even anatomical illustrations.
POWER MOVES: Ervin Menyhart says Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga has changed his life Pictures by MICHELLE SPERRY; FAN: Geri Halliwell's physique is down to Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga; ENERGETIC: Some of the moves involved in the fluid and powerful Ashtanga Vinyasa form of yoga
And, surprisingly, it's not the result of pumping iron - it's down to Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, or "power" yoga.