Of course you can just do your normal Ashtanga practice everyday following one of the sequences and for some people that will be plenty and their body will respond and change. For some students, myself included a bit of extra work is useful, identifying your tighter areas, or strength weaknesses and allowing time to focus on them. Here Deepika Mehta shares with us some of the homework she likes to do for her Yoga.
Sofia is an Ashtanga Yoga level 2 kpjayi authorised teacher based in Athens. She practices into Advanced A series, has tremendous strength and range of motion and is at the same very humble and down to earth. We filmed on the same day workshops on backbending, core and handstands so keep your eyes peeled they will be coming soon!
In this interview and workshop David Robson shares some of his views regarding the importance of trying to stick to the correct vinyasa. The sorts of things that can unconsciously get added or changed are body position, timing, breath and counting. In the workshop part David explains and demonstrates the correct (traditional) vinyasa of the fundamental standing postures.
Another fun video with David Robson. This time we look at the transitions out of the warrior sequence postures Utkatasana and Virabhadrasana in the Ashtanga Primary Series. Of course we make be happy just to survive the standing postures, but once it starts to get easier it can present a nice challenge to work on more demanding entries and exits. Also a big thank you to my stunt double Jelena Vesić.
The following article is an expansion of a number of philosophical discourses that I make in workshops and courses. I have also included supporting information on specific master teachers relevant to the different forms of Yoga philosophy that I am discussing. My purpose is to encourage students to follow these links, and as inspiration strikes to put these subtle aspects of Yoga into practice