Mysore practice is taught to students one-on-one within a group setting. Students begin learning the set sequence of asanas (postures) and proper breathing, gradually, with guidance from the teacher.
The format of the practice always remains the same; it begins with Surya Namaskar (sun salutations) and concludes with Padmasana (seated posture) and rest, and the various asanas gradually fill the space between. The system is designed to purify and strengthen the body while the focused breath and gazing points direct the focus inward, and bring stillness to the mind.
It is through the daily practice of Ashtanga Yoga that the benefits of this method can truly be felt. A slow, dedicated and patient approach is best. Students are encouraged to work towards a 6 day a week practice, taking off one day per week for rest, as well as new and full moons.
Mysore is a practice for all levels and abilities, new student and beginners are welcome.
LED PRIMARY SERIES
This class is a guided practice of the complete Ashtanga Primary Series. Primary Series is also known as Yoga Chikitsa, or yoga therapy.
During this vigorous practice students will be guided through the postures and breathing patterns at a steady pace. The teacher will lead the class through the series as it is traditionally taught using the Sanskrit count. In this way the student can learn the proper breathing/movement patterns and correct transitions.
The idea is to move through the series without the attachment to perfecting each posture. Performing each pose with its proper Vinyasa to the best of our ability and accepting our present conditions. The class is meant to challenge, but not to overwhelm and is an opportunity to feel the true power of the series.
Some experience with the Primary Series is recommended, as this class is fast passed and challenging. New students should start with Mysore classes and speak to the teacher about joining this class.
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