Ashtanga Yoga is a form of hatha yoga focusing on the control of the breath(pranayama) and a moving flow of postures (asanas). Ashtanga Yoga system was created by yoga masters Tirumalai Krishnamacharya and K. Pattabhi Jois.
The use of breath and the flow of postures allow individuals to create a connection to the true self, our inner wisdom, igniting the spirit within to bring peace to our minds. Breeding creativity, alertness, and astonishment in the world around us. The same breath and flow of postures strengthen and purify the body, allowng for better health and vitality. This Vinyasa System is a continuous flow of postures creating energy which heats up the body, cleansing and nurturing. The rhythmic breath brings oxygen to the blood flow, nourishing internal organs and releasing toxins through exhalation and perspiration.
The practice of Ashtanga Yoga helps to calm the mind, allowing the practitioner to release the past and the future, focusing on the here and now. External elements dissolve and as your practice begins to flow and your focus on your True Self blossoms, your practice becomes effortless and light, floating from one posture to the next. Absorption into the now, allowing for a sense of oneness with the universe. Bringing great vitality to the body, mind, and spirit.
Ujjayi Breathing, the breathing technique used to create energy, Prana, and heat. Breathing through the nose with the mouth closed, and the throat constricted to create a hissing sound. This sound helps the pratitioner to focus the mind by releasing any outside or internal mind distractions. The Breathing technique allows for a complete focus on your center, your heart, your trueself.