Ashtanga yoga involves the flowing movement of yoga postures (asana) synchronized with the breath (ujayi pranayama) and movement (vinyasa). This process produces intense internal heat that thins the blood so that it can circulate more freely. Improved blood circulation relieves joint pain and removes toxins and disease from the organs.The purifying sweat detoxifies muscles and organs by letting the impurities leave the body. It is movement in meditation that helps improve focus and relieve the stresses of day-to-day life. Ashtanga yoga is accessible for everyone, as modifications are always available and the students are encouraged to tune into their own body and how they are feeling on that day, in that moment.