Intro to the Ashtanga Primary Series with Anna Scott Miller
Whether you are new to Ashtanga Yoga or you have been practicing for a while, this workshop will help you bring your practice to the next level as you deepen your understanding of this dynamic style of yoga and life changing practice.
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We will provide your mat, towel, tee and water during the workship
Ashtanga (also spelled Astanga) means "eight limbs" in Sanskrit, which refers to the eight limbs of yoga laid out in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The Ashtanga method of asana practice was interpreted by T. Krishnamacharya and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois from an ancient text called the Yoga Korunta, which they claimed described a unique system of hatha yoga developed by Vamana Rishi.
Who is Pattabhi Jois?
K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009) began his yoga studies with Krishnamacharaya in Mysore, India at the age of 12. He became the leading practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga yoga, which is a set series of poses done in a flowing vinyasa style. In 1958, he published his treatise on Ashtanga yoga, Yoga Mala. His first western students began to arrive in Mysore in the early 1970s. Through them, Ashtanga spread westward and profoundly influenced the way yoga is practiced today. After Pattabhi Jois died in 2009, his grandson Sharath took over the leadership role, including teaching the many students who continue to flock to Mysore in order to deepen their practices.
The Ashtanga method stresses daily vinyasa flow practice using ujjayi breathing, mula bandha, uddiyana bandha, and drishti. There are six different Ashtanga series, through which a student progresses at his or her own pace.