Aside from an increased focus and sense for your body, Ashtanga Yoga is also good for those who need a cardio workout because the movements can be done swiftly and the practice can effectively raise one's heart rate. Ashtangis also benefit from increased awareness of the flow and movement of their bodies and a better sense of rhythm. Ashtanga Yoga also works well for stress relief, and for burning fat. Of course, it also offers the physical benefits one gets from yoga such as toned and strengthened muscles and increased flexibility. Being able to move at one's own pace and level is another great advantage of Ashtanga Yoga.