Ashtanga Yoga is a method of yoga that comprises postures arranged in six series. The first series or the Primary Series is also called Yoga Chikitsa or yoga therapy. A sequence of asanas make a series and each series is designed to help practitioners to cleanse their body and mind and make them strong and flexible.
Asanas are coordinated with breath (Vinyasa) that generates internal heat to cleanse the body of toxins and oxygenate the blood while the steady focus on a prescribed point (Drishti) helps achieve better balance and focus. The regular practice of Ashtanga Yoga has a calming effect on practitioners and helps them build better mind-body awareness and coordination.