Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga or Ashtanga Yoga by Krishnamacharya
· Asana practice with Ujjayi pranayama (breathing), bandha (energy lock), dristi (eye gazing) , and vinyasa (synchronizing breath with body, movement meditation).
· No sutras.
· This practice originates from the Yoga Korunta (text book on yoga from 15th century), and was reconstructed by Tirumalai Krishnamacharya around 1930’s, 20th century.
· Practice based .
· Not the originator of yoga.
· This practice can follow either Ashtanga (8-Limbs of Patanjali's Yoga) or Sadanga (6-Limbs of Hatha Yoga).
"Citta Vritti Nirodha"
Stopping the modification of mind. Reaching no mind state.
Ashtanga Yoga by Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
· Theory and Principles of yoga practice in 195 yoga sutras (verses).
· 195 sutras (verses like a poem, or thread), but only 1 sutra mentions how asana (physical poses) should be performed.
· Patanjali could be a person or organized school of yoga, and the sutras were compiled around 500-350 BC..
· Philosophy based.
· Not the originator of yoga. Patanjali simply compiled sutras in a systematic way.
· Ashtanga (8-Limbs of Patanjali's Yoga) philosophy principles to reach Samadhi (enlightenment, pure bliss).