You may not know this, but the Primary series of Ashtanga Yoga is called “Yoga Chikitsa” in Sanskrit which means, “Yoga Therapy.” In this post we’re going to discuss why it’s so important to practice primary series correctly, under the guidance of a qualified teacher.
I’m not going to lie, for the first year or so of practice, I didn’t think much of the fundamental asanas.
To me, the standing sequence was just something I had to “get through” until the real practice started. I spent a lot of time rushing through it, and not really focusing on my alignment because, at the time, it seemed like just a warm-up.
Over time, I realized the importance of these postures, and the impact they can have on our practice. In this post I share the importance of the fundamental asanas, and how to improve!
Practicing through pain is something most Ashtangis have done at some point in time. But it isn’t necessary! You do not, and should not be fighting through pain to make it through your practice. This week we’re giving you 4 great ways to deal with pain when it comes up in your practice.
Ashtanga is much more than just fancy asana. It’s not all handstands, and legs behind the head. It’s about connecting with your breath – learning to still the mind even in the most challenging of postures. After all, as David Robson says, asana without breath is just shitty gymnastics.
This week we’re uncovering why we actually practice asana in the first place, featuring a brand new video from our very own David Robson!
What’s better than a Happy New Year? A Happy Poo Year! Let’s be honest, there is nothing better than a good, cleansing poop right before your morning practice. Nothing. It makes the jump throughs easier, the back bends more graceful and the twists less stressful. In this article we’re giving you some great tips on how to improve your poop’s so you can improve your practice.