Maharishi Patanjali was not the originator of yoga but he was the creator of Ashtang yoga. Ashtang yoga is a Sanskrit word. “asht” means “eight” and “anga” means components or parts or limbs or branches of yoga sutra of patanjali, of which “yama’ should be the first branch ‘niyama’ should be the second branch and “asana” or physical yoga posture is merely the third branch and “pranayama’ is fourth and “pratyahar” is fifth branch, “ dharna’ should be the sixth and “ dhyan and Samadhi” should be the seventh and eight branch. The Benefits Of Ashtang Yoga: • Improve flexibility. As with most forms of yoga, Ashtang will gradually improve your flexibility over time. ... • Increase strength. ... • Increase muscle tone. ... • Improve cardiovascular fitness. ... • Reduce body fat. ... • Reduce stress and anxiety. ... • Increase focus and creativity. ... • Lower blood pressure Ashtanga yoga literally means "eight-limbed yoga," as outlined by the sage Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. According to Patanjali, the path of internal purification for revealing the Universal Self consists of the following eight spiritual practices: Holistic yoga: Holistic Yoga is derived from various traditions and contemporary arts. Our classes provide a safe space for participants to explore their health on many levels; physical, mental and spiritual. In a moving meditation we build strength and endurance while at the same time creating a sense of calm and quiet. Benefit of holistic yoga • increase flexibility. • increase muscle strength and tone. • improve respiration, energy and vitality. • maintaining a balanced metabolism. • weight reduction. • cardio and circulatory health. • improved athletic performance. • protection from injury.