Fundamental for Full Ashtanga Primary: Sequence, Vinyasa, Asana, Pranayama, Drishti, Sanskrit (2)
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About the Event
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga:
Yoga is a philosophy of life, which also has the potential to create a vibrantly healthy body and mind.
Ashtanga yoga practiced in it's correct sequential order, gradually leads the practitioner to rediscover his or her fullest potential on all levels of human consciousness-physical, psychological and spiritual. Through this practice of correct breathing (Ujjayi Pranayama) postures(asanas) and gazing point (Dristi), we gain control of the senses and deep awareness of ourselves. By maintaining this discipline with regularity and devotion, one acquires steadiness of body and mind.
"Ashtanga" literally means eight limbs, in which Patanjali describes yoga as an eightfold path....
"Vinyasa" means Link between poses and "YOGA"means Union.
Synchronise the movement & breath, and it becomes a moving Meditation.
The Primary Series (first series) is called Yoga Chikitsa which means Yoga Therapy which allows the body to gradually open the tightest parts of the body(hips, shoulders, knees). Asana using Ujjayi breath and Bandhas (energy locks) creates the heat and boils the blood and makes it thinner to move smoothly through tissues. This purifies muscles and organs, expelling unwanted toxins as well as releasing beneficial hormones and minerals, which can nourish the body when the sweat is massaged back into the skin.
There are two ways to practice Ashtanga Vinyasa . . .
- Mysore - Self practice in group setting in each individual pace
- Led class - Guided class by a teacher
What is this workshop for?
In this session, I will explain the structure, sequences, Vinyasa count and rules of the Ashtanga Vinyasa in detail.
Breaking down the Ashtanga sequence to learn
(example: when the inhalation, exhalation is, where the drishti "gaze point" is, Asana "pose", Pranayama "breathing technique" and most importantly the Vinyasa "link between poses").
This is for anyone at any level who would like to know more about the traditional Yoga Practice.
1st session: Surya Namaskar to Fundamental poses
Sunday 21st March 14:00-16:00
2nd session : Primary to Finishing sequence
Sunday 28th March 14:00-16:00
If you missed one of these two session previously you can catch up by just attending one day as you wish.
£20 per workshop or £35 for two
- Mysore foundation (1)£20£200£0
- For two weekends£35£350£0