Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a series of Asana practice in a sequence, popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois from Mysuru (Mysore) during the 20th century. He learnt this system from his teacher, Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. The style is energetic, synchronizing breath with movements.
Yogadarshanam offers both led and Mysore style class.
In led classes the teacher directs all students to perform the postures at the same time, to the teacher’s count. Yogadarshanam offers one of the best Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in Mysore . Also their Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teachers Training in Mysore will completely change your outlook towards the external world ,leading to more peace and joy .
In this class, all the students will be working on the same sequence/series of postures in their own pace. but here the practice is tailored to each student where they are at in the sequence. Student’s practice will be guided and supported by an experienced teacher.
The teacher will suggest in certain ways to work with the postures that are most helpful to you. And will guide when’s good for you to begin working on the next Asana(s).
Ashtanga Vinyasa is always started by a prayer dedicated to Patanjali Maharshi.
Then comes Sun Salutations A &B, followed by series of Asanas. These Asanas are practiced in a flow which is called as VINYASA.
Vinyasa means ‘to place in a special way’.
The essence of Vinyasa is the synchronicity of breath and movement.
People often mistaken Ashtanga Vinyasa as Ashtanga Yoga. They are not the same.
- Breath (Ujjayi breathing)
- Bandhas-Internal locks (Moola, Uddiyana and Jalandhara bandha)
- Advanced Drishti (Gaze point)