Ashtanga Vinyasa

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a physically demanding style of yoga.

Students follow a set sequence of postures each time, gradually progressing through the series. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga emphasises the linking of movement and breath (vinyasa), Ujjayi breathing and bandhas (energy locks).

The term Vinyasa refers to the alignment of movement and breath but is also used to describe a series of movements used to link each asana in a series. The asana system is a moving meditation with the transition between each pose being as important as the postures themselves.

What to expect

The student masters each pose in sequence and is given new poses to work on by their teachers as they become ready. Ashtanga Vinyasa can be an ideal foundation for home practitioners once they know the sequence of poses.

Benefits 

  • Calms and balances the mind and body

  • Reduces stress and anxiety

  • Increases circulation

  • Improves flexibility

  • Releases fascia and improves joint mobility

  • Balances the internal organs and improves the flow of chi or prana