This class will give you a steady and thorough introduction to the foundations of Ashtanga Yoga. You will build strength, flexibility and focus by connecting breath and movement in a sequence of postures (asanas) from the Primary Series.
The sequence itself begins with forward bends before moving on to twists, hip openers and backbends. These postures and the vinyasas between them build internal heat. It is said that the practice has significant benefits on a number of levels. Mentally, the primary series builds willpower, focus and mind-body awareness. Physically, it strengthens, improves flexibility and detoxifies the organs. Energetically, the poses clear obstacles to free the flow of energy in the nadis, or energy channels of the body.
The Ashtanga yoga method of practicing the primary series is to memorize the postures and through this repitition you can track your progress each week.
All levels welcome!