Ashtanga Yogakurse für Anfänger or Ashtanga Yoga for beginners – Absolutely Yes! Whether you’re taking a led class or you choose to do the Mysore style class, beginners will find that the system is for everyone. The teacher will guide you through the primary series asana and offer adjustments or modifications as needed. It doesn’t matter what your age, body type, or fitness level is – the teacher will work with you so you can get the most out of your practice.
Ashtanga Yoga is also a great way for the beginners to incorporate the meditative side of yoga. By having a set progression throughout the practice, you are able to focus more on the breath. That focus will let you feel out your body and where you are that day. One day you may be able to push yourself further, and the next you may want to back off a little. The meditative aspect of the practice lets you become more in tune with yourself.
The Ashtanga Yoga tradition is great for beginners and seasoned yogis alike. Try a led class or the traditional Mysore style and see for yourself. You may just become addicted like hundred of thousands of people around the world did. Ashtanga Yoga is a profound way to keep optimum health and well-being.
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Commit to at least one month of practice.
It is easy to show up once when you feel “good”. It is even possible to show up for a week. But in the span of a month, it is much more likely that you won’t always feel like going to practice. You’ll be really busy one day with a lot on your mind, or you’ll be sore, or tired, or want to sleep in, or go to brunch, run a little late, etc. It is important to realize that it isn’t about every day feeling like rainbows and sunshine. It is about showing up no matter what. After a month of facing all these different flavours, you’ll have a sense of whether or not you want to continue to do this practice.
You do not have to know the primary series or anything about yoga to join a Mysore class.
Although you will be practising to your own breath, your Ashtanga-Mysore practice will be highly supervised by the instructor. You will be taught individually one posture at a time. Your first classes will be short and will eventually be around 90 minutes. Slowly as these postures integrate, more postures will be added by your teacher and you’ll continue to refine previous postures and techniques.
All ages, shapes, body types, genders, ethnicities, etc. are welcome to attend.
You don’t have to be strong or flexible or a dancer or a gymnast. The only requirement is an enthusiasm for practice.
The Mysore-style of learning and practising is different than most other types of yoga practice because:
-it is made of a set series of postures which you practice daily
-you develop and maintain a practice over time
-the student-teacher relationship is very important
-students practice with one teacher
-it is less about catering to what we are accustomed to and more about challenging ourselves to experience everything with grace
-Students can take their time, work at their own pace, and are encouraged to marinate in certain postures if there is a therapeutic indication
There are six series of postures in the Ashtanga yoga system.
Primary series is called yoga chikitsa which means yoga therapy. This practice increases flexibility and detoxes the body and mind. Everyone starts their Mysore practice by gradually learning and practising the primary series. It takes as long as it takes. Anyone can practice.
Ashtanga Yoga Heidelberg offers an excellent Beginners course that takes place every week from 15 September 2017. Register by your email to take 10 classes course. Email us for registration and info