The challenging, yet rewarding 90 minute class of Ashtanga Yoga is an intensive form of yoga that encompasses the eight branches of yoga as well as both physical and spiritual health. This form of yoga can be challenging for some yogis, but it is in fact extremely beneficial for the body and mind when practiced often. Those who are interested in taking part in our Ashtanga yoga class should check our current schedule and book your class online.
What Is Ashtanga Yoga?
The word Ashtanga means eight limbs in Sanskrit which is the ancient language of India. It is a system of yoga that was first transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Ashtanga yoga involves the synchronization of breath and progressive postures which produce an intense internal heat therefore detoxifying the muscles and organs. The overall result of improved circulation, a strong body and a calm mind. Following a repetitive series of poses in a pre-planned specific sequence, ashtanga yoga will bring posture and breath together with strength.
Ashtanga is the original power yoga! Join us here at Yogi Perogi for a taste of the primary series of Ashtanga where you will be guided through the set sequence of a predetermined flow of poses. During this practice, you will link breathwork with movements.
The Eight Limbs Of Yoga
These are your restraint principles that are non-harming (mentally and physically), honesty, non-stealing, non-indulgence and non-possessiveness
These are your observant principles that are purity, contentment, self-discipline, self-study and to surrender.
This is the practice of physical postures.
This is the practice of breath techniques to regulate prana, energy.
This is the withdrawal of the senses.
This is the practice of concentration.
This is the practice of meditation.
What To Expect
Practicing the art of Ashtanga yoga can provide individuals who take this class with possible emotional and psychological benefits for your overall well-being. Some of the important aspects of this practice to note are:
- It is dynamic. This practice can make individuals swear and feel like they’ve worked hard.
- It builds strength. Many of the different poses that are strategically practiced are a great way to build and maintain strength.
- It can be tiring. This class is 90 minutes long, and can be extremely intensive for some who have not yet taken part in this practice. Endurance will be built up.
- It focuses on breathwork. First and foremost, Ashtanga yoga is a practice of breathing.
- It can become meditative. Once you have the flow mastered, this practice can bring you into a meditative state as you flow through each pose and breath.
- It is structured. The practice of Ashtanga yoga already has a predetermined set of poses that will be taught by your instructor.
Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series
The structure of the primary series of Ashtanga yoga incorporates five Sun Salutations, a set of standing postures that include forward folds and twists, a set of seated poses that include hip openers, forward bending, and a finishing sequence that includes backbends and inversions. This series will keep you active and have your heart rate up the entire time.
Who Should Not Take Ashtanga Yoga?
As intense and liberating as the practice of Ashtanga yoga can be, it’s important to note that the human body can have limitations that may prohibit you from being able to practice certain poses. This practice can be adjusted and modified for anyone. If you can breathe, you can do yoga.
If you are not sure if you are an appropriate fit for ashtanga yoga, it is important to get cleared by your doctor before taking on any practice, especially one that has more of a rigorous flow.
Schedule An Ashtanga Yoga Session
Ashtanga Yoga can be a fun, challenging and an exciting yoga option for all yogis, and it’s an incredible experience to have. If you’re interested in taking a class with the Yogi Perogi, check out our class schedule or contact us at (321) 345-9379.
We are ONLINE. Now you can practice with the Yogi Perogi anytime in the comfort of your own home! We have an online membership that will give you access to classes of a variety of lengths, styles, and instructors. We will continue to add fresh content weekly. We also currently have Live Streamed classes. The live classes will connect you to play through an app called Zoom. If you do not have it, we recommend downloading first so that you are not scrambling to download before a class. You cannot access classes directly through Zoom. You need to join classes through our Namastream platform.
We will also slowly add classes and drills/tips on our YouTube channel for you to take at your convenience at this time. Please be sure to check back frequently for any additions/changes to our schedule. You should also create an account with our Online platform with Namastream if you are interested in taking any of our online classes.