Every Sunday at 10 am join Terrilee for a traditional led Ashtanga class. Led classes allow students to focus on the breath as they follow the asanas and vinyasa as called out by the teacher. This approach to the practice involves synchronizing breath with progressive and continuous postures, which produces internal …
Join Terrilee Wednesday evenings for a mixed practice. In this class we begin each practice with a led class to Navasana then each student progresses with his or her individual Mysore style practice. The led portion of the practice brings awareness to the breath and this increases the energy and …
Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 am. Join Terrilee for a traditional Mysore style Ashtanga Practice. This class is perfect for all levels. Traditional Mysore classes allow each student to progress at his or her own rate, perfecting their asana practice with the guidance of a teacher on hand for adjustments …
Manju Jois, Ashtanga Yoga guru of Mysore, South India, is the oldest son of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, recognized worldwide as the foremost authority on Ashtanga Yoga Continue reading “Manju Jois”
Bandhas are essential components of the ujjayi breathing technique. Bandha means “lock” or “seal” (Scott 21).
Breathing: The breathing technique performed with vinyasa is called ujjayi [victorious breath] (Scott 20), which consists of puraka[inhalation] and rechaka [exhalation] (“Ashtanga Yoga”).
Posture: “The method for purifying and strengthening the body is called asana” (Jois 2002 22). In Ashtanga yoga, asana is grouped into six series.
Looking Place: Dristhi is the gazing point on which one focuses while performing the asana (“Ashtanga Yoga”).
Instruction in pranayama can begin after one has learned the asanas well and can practice them with ease (Jois 2002 23).
To perform asana correctly in Ashtanga yoga, one must incorporate the use of vinyasa and tristhana.