Ashtanga Yoga is a form of Vinyasa Yoga , where the student will gradually practice and master the series they are working on.
Traditional teaching requires that each level be fully developed through diligent regular practice before advancing to the next level.
The order of the asanas (postures) must be observed since each posture is designed to help prepare for the next
Answers to your most common questions
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What are the opening and closing mantra? Do I have to say it? How do I learn it?
The mantras are what establishes our practice as more of a spiritual workout than a physical one.
By chanting the opening mantra, we set the intentions for our efforts, and we express gratitude for the lineage of teachers that handed the teachings down to us.The closing mantra is a wish for peace, prosperity, and happiness for all the beings of the world.
Do I have to say it? No, you are not obliged to do it.
How do I learn it? Either by social media or on the printed sheets that we have at the studio.
What’s the deal with not drinking water during practice?
When practicing Ashtanga, we are warming our bodies from the inside out. Drinking water during the practice can put out the fire we are trying to kindle. You should drink water before the practice and drink lots after the practice. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule. Drink if you need to drink, especially if the room becomes too hot for you, if you are pregnant, or are dehydrated to begin with