Founder: Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
The term “Ashtanga” means “eight bases” and dates back to the eight basic principles of this type of yoga. This dynamic practice consisting of the sequences of postures which smoothly into one another via vinyasas (sequence of motions accompanied by breathing). For all key set vinyasas certain amount. Vinyasa strongly heated body make blood boil, that helps cleanse the internal organs and the very substance of impurities and toxins. Due to the fact that significantly increases blood flow to the tissues and joints, performing asanas becomes more comfortable and painless. Simultaneously performed Pranayama(special breathing) and bandha ( “energy locks”, ie voltage and compress certain parts of the body). In addition, the parallel need to concentrate the view on different areas of the body (this technique is called ” Drishti “). During practice should seek to calm, meditative state of mind. Thus, exercise Ashtanga Yoga bind together the body, breath and attention.
Vinyasa yoga classes Ashtanga help gain excellent physical shape, to be harnessed excess energy, which is extremely important during adolescence. However, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga brings a calming the mind, the resolution of the internal conflict and, accordingly, the ability to hear themselves and others. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga involves cleansing the nervous system and sense organs. Senses are not trained in concentration, attention is chaotic, and the body is dominated by bad habits and laziness. However, thanks to the constant practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga can learn to control them.
Correctly selected training program is based on a phased implementation in practice of all the components of personal and subtle nuances of style. This allows you to gradually expand the range of asanas and beginners avoid injury and severe physical exertion. Traditionally lesson begins with the mantra chanting, then students perform complex Surya Namaskar . During the entire practice supported Ujjayi (victorious breathing) together with the light uddiyana bandha. Class for beginners differs slightly slower pace and a more detailed explanation. Beginners do not fulfill completely the first series, which consists of 90 postures. They reach only up to Navasany, after which proceed to the final block. On the final block includes the headstand ( Sirshasana ).
Who can practice Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga : since Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga asanas are performed in a fairly high rate, this method is more suitable for young and healthy people.
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Video. Ashtanga yoga Vinyasana.