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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Vinyasa the Technique of body Movements with Breathing

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Ashtanga Yoga professes the use of Vinyasa while performing Yogic poses. Vinyasa involves synchronization of physical movements with breathing. The technique helps create the deeper awareness of self through rhythm which is very useful in meditation. Vinyasa also helps to engage and disengage in all asanas and connects muscular movements with breath. Inhaling air expands the ribs and belly, and with proper yogic techniques helps to extend the spine. Exhaling naturally contracts both the ribs […]

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The Main Components of Ashtanga Yoga

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The legacy of Ashtanga yoga has passed on from the discovery by Vamana Rishi and later passed on to Sri T Krishnamacharaya in early 1900 from his guru Ram Mohan Brahmachari. The modern practices of Ashtanga yoga have been formulated by Pattabhi Jois who learnt this ancient system from Krishnamacharaya. As per the yoga Koruntas Ashtanga Yoga has the following main components. [1]   Vinyasa: The literal meaning of Vinyasa is breathing and movement. The […]

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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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