Ashtanga Yoga › Norman Blair
Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic, flowing and physically demanding practice. Ashtanga synchronises breath and movement to produce an internal heat and is good for building strength and mobility. An ashtanga yoga practise moves through a set sequences of poses and vinyasas. Ashtangi's start with the primary series, although for most of us, the primary series has more than enough to challenge us. Ashtanga can be practiced by fit and mobile beginners, but we recommend taking it slowly and with variations. If you enjoy Ashtanga Yoga, you may also like vinyasa yoga, power yoga, Forrest yoga and Jivamukti yoga. We also recommend Yin Yoga as a really excellent complement to Ashtanga.
Ashtanga Yoga Flow: Backbending
An Ashtanga yoga class featuring mostly standing poses and a focus on backbending. A wonderful, invigorating class, the perfect way to start the day. With sun salutations, standing poses and a few backbends, this is a wonderfully energising but accessible way of practicing Ashtanga. You may need bricks, a belt, a block and a blanket.
Ashtanga Yoga: Standing and Stabilising Poses
A mostly standing Ashtanga yoga class suitable for those newer to the Ashtanga practice.This sequence will get you stronger and more grounded as you stabilise. Starting with variations on sun salutations and then going through some of the Ashtanga standing poses in the primary series, the focus in this class is to make the ashtanga practice appropriate for you and with an emphasis on the practice energising your body in a way that is supportive and nourishing. You may need two bricks.