Why Ashtanga Yoga is Regarded as Challenging?

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Ashtanga Yoga is regarded as a challenging form of yoga by the students and the trainers alike. Is it due to the difficult asanas incorporated? Or is it due to the strict routine that has to be followed? Well, it is a bit of both. To elaborate more let us look at a few things that make it challenging. These thoughts have been shared by students of 200 hours yoga teacher training in Rishikesh at […]

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Ashtanga Yoga: The Eight Limbed Yoga Part 2

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Continuous Last Post…………………… It is however not possible to practice Ashtanga Yoga if limbs are weak. Thus a person should practice some basic asanas daily to strengthen the body and mind before going on the journey of Ashtanga Yoga. The Asanas should be performed using the two methods of Vinyasa and Tristhana. Vinyasa uses breathing systems. For example in Surya Namaskar there are nine Vinyasa. The first step is inhaling air and raising arms above […]

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Ashtanga Yoga: The Eight Limbed Yoga Part 1

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The literal meaning of “Ashtanga Yoga” is eight -limbed Yoga. This form of yoga was first outlined by the Sage Patanjali in his Yoga sutras. As per the sutras the eight spiritual practices in Ashtanga Yoga leads to self purification and reveals self to the universal consciousness. The Eight Limbs are: Yama – It consists of moral codes which have to be practiced with yoga. Niyama – It means disciplining life by knowledge and routine. […]

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