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Ashtanga Yoga


This method of Hatha Yoga involves synchronising the movement of the body with a breathing technique known as Ujjayi Breath (breathing with sound) and the use of internal locks or Bandhas while the student moves dynamically through a series of postures or asanas.  The combination of the breathing, bandhas and asana ignites an internal heat necessary for the purification of internal organs and the nervous system.  This method of dynamic or vinyasa yoga cleanses the body internally.

Not for the faint-hearted - an athletic and dynamic practice.

IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER BEFORE PRACTISING YOGA:
  • For hygeine reasons, OWN MAT required for Ashtanga practice.

  • Come to your class with an EMPTY stomach - if you must eat something, make it light. Save your big meal for later.

  • Wear comfortable stretchy clothing such as tracky daks and T shirt, leotard, etc.

  • Let the teacher know if you have any new injuries, headache, menstruating, pregnant, etc.

  • Try to practise yoga WITHIN your own limitations. Yoga is non competitive (even with yourself!). Injuries can occur if you are aggressive and force yourself deeper into postures. Use your breath as a guide - if your breath is stready and smooth, your practice is right; if you are holding your breath, or it is "bumpy", you are going too far.

HOW TO PRACTICE YOGA SAFELY
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