ASHTANGA VINYASA YOGA

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Shirshasana – Headstand Posture

“Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga” is worldwide known by its dynamic flow, one of the many ways to approach the Yogic state of mind. The practice is a synchronized conscious breathing with a progressive series of physical postures with a emphasized internal focus. It promotes a general state of well being with strength and flexibility (Tristhana – the three main pillars of the practice i.e. breath – Ujjayi, posture – Asana and focus – Driisti).

—  WINTER SCHEDULE

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* Self-practice a.k.a. Mysore Style: recommended for students with already some experience in the yogic practice, as the name itself suggests each student practice his/her own pace his/her sequence of postures. It can be natural to have verbal support from the teacher and with the proper consent physical adjustments as well.
** Guided with Teacher: Indicated for beginners to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
*** Pranayama & Meditation – Guided with Teacher: Some experience  is advised for this classes although a beginner is most welcome to have a introduction to the other stages of Patanjali’s Ashtanga.
**** Primary Series – Guided Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga w/ Sanskrit vinyasa Krama counting:  In Mysore traditional classes Friday is often the lead class where all students flow together with the verbal counting of the krama/vinyasas of the Yoga Chikitsa (Yoga Therapy) – Primary Series.

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The Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice is like an awakening of the innate dynamic consciousness of our breath. The sequence of postures are traditionally practice in a rhythmic way where the postures are linked between each other, meaning the previous posture will open the student to the next and the posterior posture will compensate the previous one.  

With a regular practice the student will enhance his own awareness of a healthy state of being, becoming more aware of his/her own choices along the life path.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A BALANCED PRACTICE

• Avoid big meals 2 to 3 hours prior to class;
• It’s ok to drink water 30 minutes before and after practice, during practice it may not feel comfortable so usually it’s advised not to drink during class;
• Bring light and comfortable wearing clothes good more motion and flexibility;
• Bring a small towel during practice its normal to experience transpiration;
• I Have available yoga mats.
(Although it is more healthy to each student have its own mat .)

THE STUDIO IS CLOSED DURING NEW MOONS, HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS.
In the Mysore tradition of practice, the student is invited to embrace his/her holistic consciousness. Aligned to the natural rhythms during the new moon days the sequence of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is not practiced, they can be days for rest as well good for inner observation. Women in their menstrual cycle, during the first three days is as well recommended an adjusted practice if possible even rest and avoid practicing, also in the last days of the cycle avoid the practice of inverted postures. Concluding the cycle the student can return to her regular practice.

 

“If you can breath then you can do yoga”
Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya
(18 de Novembro 1888 – 28 de Fevereiro 1989)
One of the main advocate in the spread of the practical knowledge of
  Yoga

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