News release about safe yoga practice throughout the world.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ashtanga Yoga and misconceptions

Many people in the west are misguided and believe that Ashtanga Yoga means a series of physical demanding exercises taught in Mysore, India.

In reality Ashtanga Yoga which is also known as eight fold Raja Yoga noble path is mainly focused on progressing in meditation and achieving final liberation.

Ashtanga yoga eight fold noble path and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga from mysore are two different things.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga from Mysore India is simply a distorted form of hatha yoga system with main focus on physical demanding gymnastic type exercises and while authentic Ashtanga yoga noble eight folds noble path main focus is on meditation.

Issued in public interest by celebrity yoga trainer, Subodh Gupta, based in London.

Subodh is the author of the book 'Simplified Yoga for Backache' available at Amazon, Waterstones and other leading book stores in the UK and US.