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Ashtanga Yoga is rich in tradition and strong in style. It’s a powerful but amazingly transformative practice that destroys any myth that yoga is easy, boring or slow paced. Ashtanga Yoga has been around for thousands of years, and remains unchanged.
It’s flowing sequence of breath and movement build an internal heat, giving great detoxifying benefits and aiding weight loss. It’s a complete cleanse of the physical and the mental. Another great aspect is that progression is clearly measurable, you will see and feel your body and mind change through committed sessions.
About Ashtanga Yoga
Ashtanga literally means ‘ eight limbs’. This refers to the eight limbs of yoga as written in the yoga sutras. Ashtanga Yoga is taught in sequence, where one ‘asana’
(posture/exercise) is linked to the next with breath and movement called a ‘vinyassa’. It has the potential to build vibrantly healthy body and mind. By gaining proficiency in posture, using correct breathing technique and a point of gaze ‘ drishti’ we have the power to gain control of the senses and deep self awareness.
Ashtanga works with energy locks of our core muscles to give it its extreme strengthening benefits. This creates an internal heat which purifies muscles and organs, expelling unwanted toxins as well as releasing beneficial hormones and minerals, which nourish the body.
It is said that where there is no effort there is no benefit. Strength, stamina and sweat are unique aspects of this traditional yoga, seemingly contrary to Western perceptions of yoga. This demanding practice requires considerable effort and taps into and circulates a vital energy throughout the body, strengthening and purifying the nervous system. The mind then becomes lucid, clear and precise
- Weight loss
- Improved flexibility
- Improved lung capacity
Agility and bodily awareness
- Reduced stress
- Enhanced sports performance
- Improved circulation
Sophie completed her Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with David Swenson (USA) the biggest and most profound name in the Yoga world. This allows her to deliver tuition to the highest standards, bursting with inspiration passion and knowledge.