Ashtanga Yoga: 1 definition



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In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Ashtanga yoga consists of 240 postures and represents the most intensive form of Hatha yoga. Also called "Power Yoga".

Ashtanga Yoga is a style of Hatha Yoga;

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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