I was 20 years old in 1978 and I do not know if punk rock means the same to a 30 something year old as what it means to me. I just read a comment in a Facebook thread that compared Ashtanga to Punk and a bell rang loudly. A recognition. From the first reaction of “what in the hell is this??” to ” this is beyond amazing” in a matter of seconds.
Ashtanga is hard, defying, intense, bare, no frills, minimalist, sweaty,unmanipulated, intimate, uncomplicated, authentic, and liberating.