Intro To Ashtanga Primary Series


  • Yogaview Elston 2211 N Elston Ave #200 Chicago, IL, 60614 United States
Alexia in Marichasana B Photo by Rose Yuen

Alexia in Marichasana B

Photo by Rose Yuen

In these four workshops Alexia will break down the Primary Series and detail the actions that are necessary to advance mindfully and efficiently in your daily Ashtanga practice. She will emphasize the connections we can find from one asana to the next, illuminating the intelligence of the method. Learn precisely what lessons the basic postures offer to prepare you for the more complex forms later on.

The Basics of Ashtanga Yoga and Surya Namaskar

In this class we will view the base that holds together the Ashtanga Yoga system (Tristhana Method, lineage and history) and will review Surya Namaskar in detail working on technique and traditional form.

Saturday Sept 9
2-4 pm

Grounding the Practice Through the Standing Postures

The standing postures are the base to build a strong and grounded practice. We will go through some of the actions that help us create that so we can apply them from here into the rest of the sequence.

Saturday Sept 16
2-4 pm

Transitions and Seated Postures

We will break down the transitions known as “Jump Throughs and Jump Backs” finding an appropriate version to work on individually and go through some of the most important seated asanas.

Saturday Sept 23
2-4 pm

Backbending and Calming the Nervous System

We will close this series of classes opening the front with backbends and viewing in detail the Closing postures, learning their calming value and benefits.

Saturday Sept 30
2-4 pm

 

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