Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga: a bit of history

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is the mother of dynamic yoga and a powerful form of yoga guided by breath. It is a fixed series of yoga postures that are practiced in exactly the same way all over the world. As the story goes, the ashtanga yoga system was reconstructed from a mysterious manuscript written on a bundle of palm leaves, the Yoga Korunta. This collection of verses on hatha yoga was discovered in the 1930's by yoga master and Sanskrit scholar Sri Tirumalai Krischnamacharya