Traditionally, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is taught in the “Mysore style”. In this course, each student in the class can perform a series of asana training on their own, while the teacher provides personalized guidance.
By regularly practicing the Basic Series, an intense series of poses also known as chikitsa yoga, which means “yoga therapy”, opens the body’s energy pathways (nadi) and the prana flows throughout the body, removing toxins and relaxing the nervous system. . The second, intermediate series, called nadi shodhana, which means “nerve cleansing”, focuses intensely on the spine and pelvis, further opening and balancing the energy channels in and around the spine. When the teacher senses the student’s ease and stability in the pose, he gives the student the next pose, and when the student completes the series with stability and ease, the first item in the next series is entered. Advanced learners continue their education through the Basic and Intermediate series.
Ashtanga Vinyasa is a highly focused practice. Dristana’s approach is that people constantly look at specific points in each asana and between them, which helps pratyahara, which is a more inner consciousness. Ujjayi pranayama has always maintained, maintaining a steady rhythm of breathing between postures. The sounds and feelings create a spell that promotes greater mental concentration and acuity. Bandhas are used in most practices to help regulate the energy of benevolence flowing through the body. This kind of exercise is closely integrated through vinyasa, which is a conscious connection between breathing and movement, which helps to create a “balance between strength and flexibility, lightness and heaviness, movement and stillness.”