Posts Tagged ‘Ashtanga’

Ashtanga from a western perspective

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a system that is famous for being rigid, painful, and very difficult. Most of the time, these qualities are embraced by some teachers and presented as the only valid approach but is not necessary the nature of this type of practice. When I started to practice Ashtanga 12 years ago, I

Acceptance Vs. Ambition in the Ashtanga System

 In the Ashtanga practice, it is very common to hear about students that are suffering or had suffered injuries over the years.Often, this happens because somestudents push their bodies over their limits or when teachers/assistant teachers give them incorrect or too-strong adjustments in certain poses. Whatever the reason for these injuries, it’s important to know

Different Types of Movements and Their Importance

  Asana practices such as Ashtanga and Rocket Yoga are combinations of different types of movements that allow the body to move through the sequences with ease, focus, and balance. In these sequences, each pose is held in stillness for 5 breaths at a time, and slow movements are done to transition in and out

Standing Postures Principles

  In Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Rocket Yoga practice, the standing asanas are practiced after Sun Salutations. In order to facilitate your practice in this section of the sequence, there are some general principles that you must apply. In standing sequence, we can group the postures as symmetric and asymmetric. Asanas like Padangusthasana and Padahastansana


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