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Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

ASHTANGA means 8 BRANCHES

VINYASA means SYNCHRONISATION of MOUVEMENT & BREATH

YOGA means that THE SPIRIT HAS REACHED A STATE OF FREEDOM

These are key elements of the practice.

This method is an ancient system of yoga. Its roots come from the city of Mysore in the south of India.

 

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a yoga practice, based on very dynamic and stimulating asana sequences, which combines the principles of the eight Ashtanga members of Patanjali, and the development of T Krishnamacharya and K Pattabhi Jois.

 

With regular practice, and when the three components (Tristana) are in harmony, synchronized with movement and breathing through the sequences of postures, the yogi (sadhaka) enters the seventh part of Ashtanga Yoga, meditation (dhyana), then to arrive in a state of yoga. In order to regain its integrity.

 

The traditional mode of practice is called the MYSORE STYLE.

Mysore Style & Led Classes

The practice of MYSORE is an authentic teaching method, welcoming both beginners and advanced students who practice side by side at the same time, each developing their practice at their own pace.

 

We offer our students personalized discreet instruction and adjustments according to their level, their constitution and their understanding of the practice. Our studio is a place for individual practice within a group that will help you develop your confidence and your independence.

 

We also offer LED CLASSES for those who already have a certain level of experience. During these sessions, our teachers will guide students through the series of postures from start to finish without interruption. This allows students to develop fluidity and rhythm that can be difficult to find when practicing Mysore exclusively.

The Method

Ashtanga yoga is a system composed of 6 sequences of ASANAS (physical postures) designed to build physical and mental strength in order to obtain spiritual strength.

 

To achieve this, we work with 3 places of action and attention POSTURE (Bandhas) - BREATHING - LOOKING (Drishti, direction) which brings harmony to unity called TRISTANA.

 

The Ujjayi or victorious breathing technique consists of PURAKA (inspires) and RECHAKA (expires). Both the inspiration and the exhalation must be stable and stretched to the same length and the same intensity, as it must inhabit the whole body. Over time, the length and intensity of breathing should increase. This stretching of the breath triggers the increased stretching of the body and the strengthening of the nervous system.

 

In a Mysore style practice, the postures are gradually introduced according to the ability of the student.

By practicing regularly, the student gradually builds STRENGTH, STABILITY AND FLEXIBILITY.

The Benefits

The first Ashtanga series was designed to realign and detoxify the body. The intermediate series has a significant impact on the nervous system. Most students get all the benefits of the first two rounds, and only a few go to the advanced rounds. All levels of practice will lead to a greater degree of comfort.

 

YOGA CHIKITSA (the first series) is named yoga therapy known for DETOXIFICATION & ALIGNMENT.

 

NADI SHODANA (the intermediate series) helps in the PURIFICATION OF THE NERVOUS SYSRTEM.

 

STHIRA BHAGA A, B, C & D (the advanced series) promotes SERENITY & DIVINE STABILITY.

The 8 branches

EXTERNAL PRACTICES

These first 5 steps support or provide the basis

for the last 3 and are sometimes called external support or

external helpers.

 

1 YAMA

These are ethical principles and good attitudes.

The 5 Yamas are:

Interior purification (awareness of conditioning)

Ahimsa: non-violent thoughts.

Satya: truthfulness, sincere consideration.

Asteya: honesty.

Brahmacharya: becoming aware of sexual energy.

Aparigraha: detachment.

 

2 NIYAMA

These are the observances in daily life.

The 5 Niyamas are:

External purification (awareness of action).

Shaucha: pure actions.

Santosha: acceptance, satisfaction.

Tapah: discipline.

Svadhyaya: the study of sacred texts.

Isvarapranidhanani: surrender to the divine.

 

3 ASANA

Physical purification (body awareness).

 

4 PRANAYAMA

Subtle purification (awareness of subtle energy, prana).

 

5 PRATYAHARA

The movement of Manas (conditioned mind) inward (conscious use of the 5 senses).

INTERNAL PRACTICE

 

6 DHARANA

Concentration of Buddhi (individual intellect) in and out of Manas.

 

7 DHYANA

State of Being (meditation).

 

8 SAMADHI

Identification with the Purusha (pure consciousness) totality, liberation.

Tirstana

POSTURE

Structure and Natural Alignement

Earth Connection

Stability and Mobility

BREATH

Anatural Flow

The Softness and Power of Water

Rhythm and Equilibrium

DRISHTI 

Stability and Freedom

A Window to Subtlety and Open Space

Patience and Tranquility

TRISTANA

Poise an Centeredness

Harmony and Expansion into Essence

Union of Spiritual and Human Nature

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