Welcome To this Course!
Ashtanga YogaIn this class, you learn what Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga is, the tools we use to find meditation in the asana practice and the benefits of the practice itself. You will also learn some of the background and history of Ashtanga yoga, and the philosophical part of yoga, about the eight limbs path.
Ujjayi meets Sun Salutation A
Sun Salutation BIn this class we focus on Sun Salutation B which consists of 17 movements also called vinyasas (movement synchronized with breath). After that, we look at the first standing postures of the Ashtanga sequence.
A Healthy Relationship with the World.
The yoga guidelines for a healthy relationship with the world. Eight-limbed path. In this yoga philosophy class, we look at the first step in the eight-limbed path, called Yama. We go into detail to see the 5 practices of Yama: Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya, and Aparigraha.
These observances help us to “right way of living” so that we can feel good walking on this earth and feel that wholeness, of the union, of yoga.
Opening and Closing Mantra
The Finishing Sequence
We go through what we have done so far and add on the finishing sequence. The finishing sequence in Ashtanga yoga starts with some basic back bending and inversions, all to prepare for the rest, Savasana, which is the last asana of the Ashtanga sequence.
The finishing sequence rounds off each and every Ashtanga Vinyasa practice. 16 Asanas are practiced systematically and give a harmonious flow of energy.