What is Ashtanga Yoga?
This Type of Yoga is challenging, quick-paced, and just the thing to open your tight hamstrings, hips, and shoulders. Ashtanga Yoga is the tradition of the late Pattabhi Jois, and it involves a set sequence of poses that a practitioner follows in the exact same order every time. Most studios offer Primary Series or Intermediate Series classes. Most Ashtanga yogis are practicing Primary Series, which follows this sequence: Five Sun Salutations A’s, Five Sun Salutations B’s, the Standing Sequence, the Primary Series (Seated Postures), and the Closing Sequence . The beauty of the repetition is that since each class is the same, you can visit any studio in the world, and you’ll be able to do the exact same class you do at home. Or once you memorize the sequence, you can practice on your own at home. Some people love the repetition since it can act as a form of moving meditation, while others may see it as boring. Ashtanga Yoga’s method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind. Ashtanga Yoga is named after the eight limbs of yoga mentioned in the Yoga Sutra’s Patanjali “Power Yoga” and “vinyasa yoga” are generic terms that may refer to any type of vigorous yoga exercise derived from Ashtanga yoga Come and try an Ashtanga yoga class with me and find out for yourself.
Primary Series Ashtanga Led By Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Check out this link of an Ashtana Class Led By SRI K PATTABHI JOIS
Bring a bottle of water and a hand towel to wipe your sweat.