What's involved in learning this method of yoga practice?
Synchronizing a relaxed nasal breathing technique with functional mobility and postural alignment. For a solid introduction to the principles of Ashtanga Yoga join our course.
Spinal & pelvic positioning
Horizontal planes - becoming a vertical column
The Trishtana - drishti, bandha, breath
Plank transition – shoulder & elbow awareness
Upward Facing Dog - front opening
Downward Facing Dog - neutrality and equanimity
Suryanamaskar A - flowing with the breath
Suryanamaskar B - moving with grace, engaging the mid-line
Foundation postures will be introduced steadily over 6 weeks
Finishing sequence – cooling and settling the central nervous system
Padmasana - inward focus, complete circle back to the breath.