A hatha yoga breathing system developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Ashtanga yoga can, if practiced regularly, detoxify the body, focus the mind and polish the heart. Because of its physically challenging nature, few have been able to make the practice a part of their lives - until now. Under the guidance of her teacher, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, acclaimed yoga instructor Nicki Doane makes this powerful practice accessible to everyone in Ashtanga Yoga: Introductory Poses. At a pace that makes Ashtanga easier to learn, she shows you Active Vinyasa, or flowing postures and breath, to link mind and body; Ujjayi Breathing, or ocean sounds breathing, to create rhythm and focus the mind; and Bandhas, or internal locks, to regulate the body's energy flow. Filmed amid the stunning beauty of Doane's native Hawaii, this program will help you plant the seed for your Ashtanga practice. Dynamic flow of movement and breath sets the rhythm for each session and builds the foundation for the Ashtanga Yoga series, deepening your personal insight and leading you to greater strength, serenity and peace within.