“Yoga is good for man because the physical body improves, the nervous system improves, the mind improves, the intellect improves. . .”
– Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic, flowing form of yoga, developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The ashtanga yoga poses are set in a specific series. In the ashtanga series, you will always practice the exact same postures in the exact same order.
This will build flexibility and strength, in a physically demanding practice. While it is a rigorous practice, at The House of Yoga, we offer ashtanga for beginners, and also for more advanced practitioners.Over time, you will build a familiarity with the sequence and poses, enabling you to really explore the possibilities within each one and the practice as a whole.
What to expect
• A dynamic practice that follows a specific series of postures.
• A physically demanding and rigorous practice with emphasis on flow and movement.
• Careful attention is placed on your breath. You will link your breathing to the movement during your practice.
• Physically, you will experience an increase in your heart rate, and your body will sweat. You will steadily build strength and flexibility as you practice regularly.
Suggestions from The House of Yoga
• Be patient with your body and your practice.
• Concentrate on your breathing during this practice. As you breathe intentionally, you create more energy for yourself.
• Be intentional in your practice. When you begin an Ashtanga practice, feel free to rest between poses if you need to.
• It is good to familiarize yourself with the sun salutations and flow movement that is done between the poses to ensure correct alignment and breath sequencing.
• Enjoy. Be patient. Be curious. Breathe. And have fun.