Ashtanga yoga is a fast paced, fluid and dynamic type of yoga. It was popularised in the 1970s by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. The same poses are practiced in the same order. It is a challenging practice physically. The name Ashtanga Yoga comes from Pantanjali’s Eightfold Path of Yoga. There are six series of yoga sequences where the students evolve at their own rhythm. Students memorise and work individually the sequence while the teacher adjusts and supports them. Finally, each asana (postures) of the sequence must be mastered before moving to the next sequence.