Ashtanga is a dynamic and effective form of postural yoga that exploded in popularity in the 1990s, first through the teachings of Pattabhi Jois, a disciple of the legendary Krishnamacharya, who is undoubtedly the grandfather of virtually all forms of modern postural yoga. At the heart of the methodology is an integration of smooth breath, concentrated yet broad gaze, and steady posture. These elements are seamlessly woven into rituals of movement. When practised regularly and skilfully, it is possible to experience profound expansion of the body-mind and learn to stay present and centred throughout the myriad physical sensations and mental projections that finally dissolve back into ever-present stillness. As conceptual boundaries fade, one’s sense of self is radically transformed.