Ashtanga literally means 8 limbs: defined by Patanjali in his yogic text, the Yoga Sutras, as Yama (ethical disciplines,) Niyama (self observation,) Asana (Posture,) Pranayama, (breath regulation,) Pratyahara (sense withdrawal,) Dharana (concentration,) Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (State of total peace.) This is Led format class that student will become familiar with the Primary Series: sequence starts with Surya Namaska. (Sun salutations) and standing postures to build inner heat and strength. Practice will move on to a set of forward bends and hip openers. Not appropriate for absolute beginners.