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Learning how to treat the body right and keep it limber, flexible and strong is one of the most important things people can do for themselves. Finding the right yoga studio to learn and practice this ancient art is often difficult, but giving a visit to Ashtanga Yoga makes it exceedingly simple. For the beginner, Astanga Yoga offers a weekend set of courses for introductory instruction in techniques of breathing and movement, as well as how to begin working with Bandhas and sun salutations within the Vinyasa school. Beginners will also learn various sitting postures and basic philosophies surrounding yogic practice. Astanga Yoga also offers intermediate classes and classes for all levels. In these, the student is taught the correct sequences of breath work and posture of Vinyasa yoga forming the basis for a powerful and transformative yoga practice. The mysore style classes allow people to move through the Vinyasa sequences at their own pace, with one on one instruction from a teacher, all levels welcome. Astanga Yoga also offers classes in pranayama, the yogic method of breathing which cleans the body of impurities and stabilizes the heart and mind. Meditation is also taught at the end of these classes. With its selection of courses, available to all levels, Astanga Yoga has a very well-balanced mixture of yoga techniques and means of learning. For those wishing for bodily awareness and peace of mind, Astanga Yoga is a great place to start.