Ashtanga yoga is a practice for everyone, regardless of age or physical ability. You don’t have to be flexible or strong to start. If you can’t touch your toes, it really doesn’t matter. The many physical and mental benefits will unfold over time.
The physical ashtanga practice synchronises breath, asana and drishti (gaze point) to create a flowing sequence and build an internal heat. This powerful combination helps bring strength and stability to the body, purify the nervous system and calm the mind.
There are many parts to ashtanga that go beyond the physical practice on the mat. For a more detailed description of ashtanga yoga, visit Ashtanga Yoga London.