Ashtanga yoga trains the practitioner to develop a steady mind and also to stay in that steady mind as long as he wishes.
The present day practice of ashtanga yoga which is confined to performing asana in a particular manner is branded as a unique style.
Yoga is not a mere practice of performing asanas or doing various body movements only.The main aim of the practice of yoga is to control the thought-waves of the mind.
There are many ideas about ashtanga yoga.
Yoga is a quiet practice and the mind is focused in this practice.
In ashtanga yoga, there is nothing like, ‘ONLY FIVE BREATHS’ in each asana.
There are many people who speak, comment and even lecture on ashtanga yoga, without thinking or understanding what they are talking about.
Mere doing asana is not a complete practice of ashtanga. Asana is one of the eight limbs of ashtanga yoga.