Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga is a system of Yoga containing lists of many different groupings of asana, vinyasa, dristhi, bandhas, mudras, and philosophy.

In this one hour Ashtanga Class we will be exploring the Primary Series, learning how to use all the elements of the practice and finding the result of being steady in one place.

To perform asana correctly in the Ashtanga Method, one must incorporate the use of Vinyasa and Tristhana:

Vinyasa means breathing and movement system “for each movement there is one breath”. The purpose of vinyasa is for internal cleansing. Making the body to be healthy, light and strong.

Tristhana refers to the union of “three places of attention or action: posture, breathing and looking place”. These three are very important for the yoga practice and they are always performed in conjunction with each other.

This dynamic practice is always compound of the warm up Surya Namaskar, followed by fundamental standing poses, seated, backbends and inversions. 

The class is instructed with full detailed descriptions of each movement including the vinyasa count, the name of the pose and the gazing point. Making the practice suitable for all.


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