Watch 2-Authorized Ashtanga yoga teacher Laruga Glaser demonstrate basic, intermediate, and advanced poses from the Ashtanga yoga system.
Her perfectly harmonious body flows seamlessly from pose to pose, literally electrifying the atmosphere with powerful vibes.
An incredible feat of strength and grace, stability and fluidity, flow and restraint, effort and ease, this demonstration leaves you in complete awe of what the purposeful synergy of body, mind, and breath can achieve.
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Ashtanga yoga is a type of yoga made available to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). His main purpose is synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of asanas (postures) – a process which generates intense heat of the body, resulting in detoxification of the relevant muscles and organs.
ASHTANGA LITERALLY MEANS “EIGHT GRADES / LEVELS,” EACH OF WHICH IS INTERRELATED WITH THE PREVIOUS ONES AND REPRESENTS THE BASIS FOR LEARNING AND ACHIEVING THE FOLLOWING:
“Yama” (Yama) – self-control or rules of social behavior in interpersonal relationships
“Niyama” (Niyama) – Code of personal conduct (self-discipline)
“Asana” (Asana) – exercise or postures
“Pranayama” (Pranayama) – conscious control breathing
“Pratyahara” (Pratyahara) – withdrawal of the senses and the relative independence of mind from them
“Dharana” (Dharana) – concentration of thought
“Dhyana” (Dhyana) – meditation or retention of mind-intent
“Samadhi” (Samadhi) – self-realization or enlightenment – awareness of the unity of all Creation
These eight stages are grouped into three types:
Moral discipline (Yama and Niyama)
Body self-discipline (Asana, Pranayama and Pratyahara)
Mental discipline (Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi)
VINYASA IS SYNCHRONICITY BETWEEN BREATH AND MOVEMENT: ANY MOVEMENT IS MADE IN ONE BREATH.
This synchronization of the breath with the movement leads to the heating of the blood purification, and diluting it, which facilitates the blood circulation! The improved blood circulation relieves joint pain and removes toxins from organs exported from the body through sweat accumulated during the occupation. This technique makes the body light, healthy and strong!
AshtangaYoga isaccessible to all–young and old, fat and thin–only notfor thelazy! There isa challenge: it requiresfirmnessinbending andsoftnessto achievepower;itbreaks thelimitations ofbody and mind,takingthembeyondconventionalnotions of thehuman potential, expanding our consciousness beyond preconceived limits