Possible Origins of Ashtanga
What we now refer to as Suryanamaskar or the Sun Salute, was called Ashtang Dand, "probably with reference to the position known in certain quarters as 'astanga namaskara,' in which eight parts of the body (feet, knees, hands, chest, and chin) touch the ground simultaneously [we now call it Chaturanga Dandasana]... It is not unreasonable to speculate that the appellation 'ashtanga yoga' may indicate the system's foundations in dands (reformulated as asana) rather than any genealogical relationship with Patanjali's eightfold yoga" (Yoga Body by Mark Singleton).
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