Led full Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga : Primary Series with modifications
Do you like a strong practice that will challenge your body and mind?
We are excited to host the return of Natasha’s FULL Ashtanga Yoga Primary series, which includes Sun salutations, 41 yoga asanas, and meditation!
What is Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series?
The Ashtanga Primary Series is called Yoga Chikitsa, meaning yoga therapy, because of the cleansing and toning effect it has on both body and mind.
On a physical level, utilizing breath, Bandhas (locks) and Drishti (gaze), a continuous series of asanas (poses) builds strength and flexibility, loosening tight muscles and re-aligning and detoxifying the body and nervous system.
On a mental level, through regular practice, focus, willpower, mind-body awareness and confidence are improved.
On a subtle level, the Primary series works therapeutically to clear obstacles in the energy channels in the body (known as Nadis).
This clearing of obstacles allows the Prana (energy) to flow more freely so the body and mind are therefore allowed to work more effectively.
What to expect?
This Yoga practice links yoga postures with breathing leading to a powerful, flowing practice that develops your strength, coordination, and focus.
During the class, we will move quickly and breathe together in sync. The series begins with forward bends, then twists and hip openers with a vinyasa between each asana.
A Led Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series is effective in flushing away unconstructive self-practice habits such as wandering mind, losing the connection with the breath, or fidgeting between postures, and provides an opportunity to refine your practice by following the ‘count’ as it is traditionally prescribed.
Is it for me?
This is a strong, highly energetic practice and although you don’t have to be advanced for it, you do need to be a regular any vinyasa (flow) yoga practitioner. Still, variations will be offered to allow everyone to enjoy and benefit from the practice. We would recommend bringing a small towel.
Back by popular demand, prepare to sweat! 😉