Because so many of these schools are spinoffs of others, and because there are so many of them, it would be impossible and unnecessary to cover them all for the purposes of this book.Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana Pose Yoga Instead, I will explain the three most popular schools of yoga Astanga Vinyasa Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga, all of which I have had personal experience briefly touch upon some of the other schools with and suggest resources for furthering that have developed from them, your knowledge at your own pace.Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana Pose Yoga I will also Astanga Vinyasa Yoga Astanga Yoga, as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, began with the rediscovery, early in this century, of the Yoga Korunta.
The Yoga Korunta is an ancient manuscript that describes a unique system of Hatha Yoga as practiced and created by the ancient sage Vamana Rishi. Pattabhi Jois is himself a renowned Sanskrit scholar and yogi, still living and teaching today in his late eighties in Mysore, India. Under the direction of his own guru, Krishnamacharya, this system of yoga was established and named Astanga Vinyasa Yoga, taking its name from the eight limbs, as both believed it to be the original asana practice intended by Patanjali. The Yoga Korunta emphasizes vinyasa, or breath-synchronized movement, as a method of synchronizing progressive series of postures with a specific breathing technique.