Ashtanga yoga utilizes a
three-fold approach practice called tristana. Tristana
consists of ujjayi pranayama (audible controlled breath), bandhas
(energy locks or seals), and dristhi (focused gaze). This
style appeals to many practioners as it is a consistent series of
postures-standing, seated, and closing. The same sequence of
postures strengthens the body, calms the mind, and creates
flexibility through regular practice.