What you will learn:
What is Ashtanga Yoga?
This yoga system consists of 6 series. The Ashtanga Primary (First Series) is designed to restore the body to its original state, which can take a lifetime for some people. You progress through the original "Mysore Style" at your own pace. Additional postures are given based on the students ability. The first series is very beneficial at opening the hips and hamstrings. 2nd series is more beneficial to the spine. This method is also where the modern day vinyasa (breath based) practice is derived from. Most likely if you are practicing this modern western style of yoga, it is primarily for fitness or exercise. Many of the benefits are lost when the sequence and postures are changed, as is the magic. Sometimes in America, we think we can improve a flawless system.
More information about the program.
As taught by Sri Pattabhi Jois in the tradition of Krishnamacharya
The foundation of all Vinyasa or Power Yoga as we know it today