Beginners start here! We will talk about basic structural concepts of posture, standing, grounding, centering, breathing, and lifting through the core. These are the fundamental building blocks that allow you to safely explore the “asanas”, or poses, with proper alignment and strength.
Yoga involves the process of surprising yourself, beyond what you perceive as your limitations. A lot of this is “mind over matter.” We all have holding patterns in the body, which are a combination of physical and emotional / mental blockages. Yoga chips away slowly at these like a key in a sticky lock, until finally we experience new parts of ourselves that we previously didn’t even know existed.
The traditional practice of Ashtanga Yoga is for everyone, no matter what age or level of physical fitness. This meditative, mindful flow emphasizes steady, fluid breathing which is coordinated with specific movements called Vinyasas. Each inhale and exhale is specifically choreographed within this set sequence. There are six series of Ashtanga, which is an ancient system of Yoga as described in sacred Indian texts and passed down through generations. With time and practice, Ashtanga unlocks great flexibility, physical fortitude, mental strength, and personal insight.