|The third limb of Ashtanga
Yoga is Asana, or yoga postures.
This is the physical form of yoga that we are used to seeing. It helps us to attain stillness in both
mind and body. The poses create
strength and flexibility.
The fourth limb is
Pranayama, or breath control. With
these breathing exercises we can achieve a balanced state of mind. These are many different exercises that
work to invigorate the system and calm the mind.
The fifth limb is
Pratyahara, or controlling the senses.
This is practicing detachment from the distractions of life.