Ashtanga Yoga – Primary Series

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga requires regular practice to memorise the sequence, synchronise the breath and reap the benefits. It offers strength and flexibility, develops both physical and mental awareness, balancing the body and mind. It is a dynamic and progressing sequence of postures linked together by the breath. For each movement there is one breath. The set sequence builds discipline and patience, minimising indulging in strengths and avoiding weaknesses! Progress is self-evident and experiential.

The Primary Series, called Yoga Chikitsa, detoxifies and aligns the body.

This class aims to offer a progression through the Ashtanga Primary Series, which series consists of standing, sitting and finishing postures (backbends and inversions) and these are covered in each class. Each session will contain sun salutations and the 6 fundamental standing postures, clarifying and learning the sequence. There will be an emphasis on the breath pattern and its relation to each asana.

Each student will be working within their physical capacity to access challenging postures, using modifications as necessary. The teacher will offer physical hands on adjustments to students who want it.