K. Pattabhi Jois popularised the dynamic and physically demanding form of yoga known as Ashtanga Vinyasa in the 20th century. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a predetermined series of poses connected by breath and movement to form a continuous flow. The practice is typically carried out in the Mysore style, where each student progresses through the prescribed sequence at their speed, with the teacher offering individualised guidance and corrections. Vinyasa Ashtanga Yoga is renowned for emphasising power, suppleness, and stamina. It is intended to cleanse the body and the psyche and establish a strong bond between breathing and movement.
Sun salutations, standing poses, seated poses, inversions, and backbends are frequently performed during the exercise, all in a particular sequence. Since Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga can be quite difficult and physically taxing, it is frequently suggested for seasoned practitioners. This class is suitable for students having practised hatha yoga for 6 months or more. Modern interpretations of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga may include modifications or variations to the conventional practice's set sequence. Due to the physical and psychological advantages of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, it has influenced numerous other types of yoga and gained popularity all over the globe.