Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow
Ashtanga is a more dynamic form of yoga. This practice has been introduced in the 20th century in India by Sri Jois Pattabis and introduced in the West in the 60 ,series begins by sun salutations, followed by a succession of standing then seated positions, and ends with relaxation.
Ashtanga means 8 branches that are:
– The principles of life in society (yama)
– The body (niyama)
– The postures (asanas)
– Breathing (pranayama)
– The loss of the senses (pratyahara)
– The concentration (dharana)
– The state of meditation (dhyana)
– And the state of contemplation (samadhi)
This dynamic yoga is particularly adapted for the ones who likes action and effort. The important points that make this method special are the Vinyasa (the sincronisacion of breathing and movement), and work on breathing called “ujjai” allowing optimal management of energy and an important elimination of toxins . The series is organised with an increasing level of difficulty: standing, sitting, lying invested in flexion, in extension and torsion.
Ashtanga consists of 6 series, the first two are the most practiced. The first series called yogachikitsa ,it aligned, gives flexibility and deeply cleanses the body allowing opening of the pelvis. The second nadi called shodana this chiefly based on the opening of the spine, allowing a good cleaning of the nervous system.
Ashtanga helps to develop positive energy and serenity. This discipline requires discipline and deep concentration. When the mind is still and reconnects with his body the result is simple: record of the disappearance of tensions and stress that affected us before the yoga class .
This practice is a source of energy. It is ideal to regain a flexible and tonic body. Indeed, excess sedentaridad depletes the body. Start to move the body again, will allow you to find all your vitality back.
A regular practice (at least 3 or 4 times a week) can reshape you.you will also forget the back problems with the ashtanga, the muscles that have a habit of neglecting are in high demand. The benefits are immediate, the tiredness forgotten and the body toned.
there s normally no practice on saturdays (by tradition), the days of new moon and full moon, when you have fievre and for women the first three days of the menstrual cycle.
Why the heat?
At the begining you might find that the heat, combined with intense excercise, is too much for you. You can always sit through a poses if necesary during the class. We recomand you to avoid leaving the room during the class so you can become acclimated to the heat. You will get used to the heat quickly. It will help your practice to progress, to prepare your muscles, like this you will work safer and deeper. And you will sweat a lot, that will clean your body of toxines.
What do I need to bring to class?
A mat a towel are mandatory (both available for rent in the studio), though we encourage you to buy your own mat. You will want to have a bottle of water too (both available for sale in the studio). And clothing that is light and comfortable (shorts, sports bra or light top for women, and swimming trunks for men) ideally something close to the body to allow better movement.
How much water should I drink?
Try to drink water throughout the day, especially before and after each yoga class. You are going to sweat and therefoe loose a lot of minerals that must be replaced. You may drink water during the class, but this will not be sufficient replacement of what is lost. Hydrating the body should be done throughout the day to be efficient. It is said that you must drink a MINIMUM OF 2 LITERS PER DAY to aid your body properly with its natural elimination process.