What is Ashtanga Yoga?
First its means “eight limbs” in Sanskrit, which is a philosophical system with “eight limbs”, according to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
But what we practice is Ashtanga (Vinyasa) Yoga.
Explained from Wikipedia: “a style of Hatha Yoga in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya”
Here is a little fight, who came first, Ashtanga or Hatha 😉
So Ashtanga Asanas are also traditional.
From this knowledge we created Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, (maybe also Hatha, depends if there is a right or wrong) and many more.
Ashtanga Yoga is clearly different to all the other yoga styles.
We practice fixed Asana sequences (“series”), but can of course be customized, depending on the student. Each posture is held exactly for five breaths.
It’s a way of discipline the body & mind.
There are 6 Series, but we mostly practice the 1, as the rest is just ok to practice, when your body goes easily through the first sequence.
Ashtanga includes also Vinyasas (i call it “the little dance in between”), which we use to heat the body up in the beginning, for the series and also in between different postures. Actually Vinyasas are sun salutations.
It should be practiced in a strict indian way.
But in the one to one sessions I will make it work for everyone 🙂
Yes its fast, maybe difficult to follow sometimes and you might sweat like crazy, BUT when you got it once, your body will feel great afterwards and you will be thankful that you leaned it finally 🙂
Try it and see if you like it!
Its something different 🙂