Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
A dynamic form of Yoga that connects breath and movement
This practice is characterized by sequences of postures (asanas), patterned by the Ujjayi breathing (sound breathing), associated with bandhas (internal energy valves), and gazing points (drishti).
Suitable for everyone and every level
You do not need an earlier Yoga experience, or special levels of strength or flexibility.
Series of Asanas (postures)
The postures (asanas) are practiced following a sequence that aims to bring strength and flexibility, as well as to cleanse and detoxify the body. New postures will be gradually given to you at a pace that is best suited to your needs.
In general terms, Yoga is the Vedic science of Self-realization depending on the correct functioning of the body and mind.
A purification from the body to the mind
Yoga includes eight traditional practices based on a specific methodology: Yamas (ethics), Nyamas (self-discipline), Asana (postures), Pranayama (extension of life energy), Pratyahara (control of the senses), Dharana ( concentration), Dhyana (meditation), Samadhi (ultimate reality).
Practice awakens us to body sensations, to internal listening. It brings us back to the present moment and to the equanimous observation of the reality as it is felt (and revealed). We find, by this equanimous observation, a path of purification. The body opens, lightens, and the mind calms down.
General benefits of a regular Yoga practice: