About Ashtanga Led Class
Ashtanga Yoga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern worlds by Sri K. Patabhi Jois (1915 – 2009). Today the system also known as classical Indian yoga. “Ashtanga” means “the eight limbs”, indeed Ashtanga yoga named after the eight limbs of yoga mentioned in Yoga Sutra Patanjali, including yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, prathyahara, dhyana, dharana, and samadhi. The key in Ashtanga yoga practice is using the asana as meditation throughout movements.
Often, Ashtangi practice their yoga in Mysore style. The term “mysore style” comes from the city Mysore, in Karnataka, India, where Patabhi Jois and T. Krisnamacharya taught yoga. In this practice students are expected to memorize a sequence and practice in the same room as others without being led by a teacher. The role of the teacher is to guide as well as provide adjustment or assist in posture.
Usually Ashtanga practice starts with five repetition of Surya Namaskar A and five repetition of Surya Namaskar B, followed by a standing sequence. Following this, the practitioner begins one of six series of Ashtanga practice, followed by closing sequence. When students practice the Mysore style, they start learn to take responsibility of their own practice, as they must know the Ashtanga sequence without following teacher’s cue.
Alignments in Ashtanga practice are emphasized very detailed and posture-break down instructions. One of the key practice is called as Tristhana which means the three places of attention or action: breathing system (pranayama), posture (asana), and gazing (dristhi). In fact, these key are very important for all type of yoga practice, and throughout these way of practice, students cover three level of purification: the body, nervous system and the mind.
The method of Ashtanga yoga involves synchronizing the breath with progressive series of postures. A process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result of improves circulation, a light and strong body and calm mind.
Duration : 90 Minutes
Location : At Our Shala
- Yoga Mat
- Yoga Block
- Face Towel
- Free Flow Fresh Water
- Shower Room
- Healthy juice. Additional IDR 20.000 for a glass of fruits and veggies juices (flavors option available at registration desk)
Our Ashtanga All Level class is a led-class Ashtanga practice. Thus, the teacher will give cue during performing the series of asana, pranayama and dristhi. The practice of Ashtanga yoga starts with opening chanting, follows a set of postures, generally, the practice will start with Half-Primary Series and continue with Full-Primary Series and end by the closing chanting. Student must follow the opening and closing chanting throughout this class.
Ashtanga All Level class is best for you who need to tone the muscle. This class is good for beginners to start understanding the work of their body. However, due to the rule of following the asana-series, sometimes beginners might feel restricted or limited. This might be caused by feeling of un-ability to follow through. We must all remind ourselves that this kind of restricted only exist in the mind. As long as we make effort to make progress, satisfaction result will follow.