I did this article for my friend’s new really cool magazine. It’s about Muladhara, the first chakra which is pretty relevant to us Ashtangis!
By Anni Tamminen ~ Anni is a dedicated yoga student, friend and AYP photographer! She wrote this beautiful synopses of Ashtanga for the teacher training so I wanted to share it with everyone. Thanks Anni! During the TT, lovely smiles! Answering the question ‘what is Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga’ is not necessarily as simple as one …
Do you believe that mula bandha makes your limbs stronger? Try this and you will believe 🙂 Mula Bandha is a key to keeping our bodies strong and safe in the yoga asanas. As well, it helps bring the energy up the spine while keeping the heat inside the body, triggering us to sweat and …
In memory of: Sri K. Pattabhi Jois July 1915 – May 2009 Guru of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga He left his body this day, May 18th, 7 years ago. He was a very special person who contributed greatly to many people’s lives by bringing yoga into their lives. This is an amazing gift that will continue …
In this little clip we explain the meaning of the word ‘vinyasa’ which is part of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. To place in a special way or to learn in a gradual step by step way.
What’s in a Word? Prana – life force, breath Ayama – stretch, extend Yama – restrain, control Pranayama can therefore be called: “stretching of the life force” or “breath control”
Why do we do this Breathing Techniqueduring our Ashtanga Practice?
A short video describing some of the reasons why we practice bandhas while doing ashtanga yoga.
A short video on Mula Bandha:Our root lock to find grounding, centering, steadiness in our yoga asanas.
Another short video with some explaination of uddiyana bandha as practiced while doing asanas in the ashtanga vinyasa yoga system.