Ashtanga Vinyasa is a style and a method of traditional hatha yoga popularized in the later half of the 20th century by Sri K. Pattabhy Jois.
Ashtanga means: Ash=8, Anga=Limbs as described and mentioned in “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”, of which (Asana) or physical yoga postures is merely one branch, and breath (Pranayama) is another, and combined create the art and the benefits of what is called (Vinyasa). Also during the physical practice gaze (Drishti) is integrated developing concentration, and the withdrawal of the senses; integrating in this way the fifth and sixth limbs known as (Pratyahara & Dharana). All of this components create a Tristana method. Tristana consists of Ujjayi Pranayama (breathing technique), Bandhas (energy locks or seals), Dristi (looking focus). Through this method practitioners develop control of the senses and a deep awareness of themselves and their inner sensations, emotions and workings of the mind. By maintaining this discipline with regularity and devotion Ashtanga Viyasa Yoga practitioners develop steadiness of body and mind.
It is recommended to attempt to build the discipline to have a daily practice. This a process that can take some time, depending on each individual.
At Caro Balan Yoga we offer different classes to help you build and create your daily routine with different classes like Ashtanga Half Primary, Ashtanga Full Primary and Mysore.
All classes are open to all kinds of practitioners, regardless of their abilities and or physical condition.
Also we welcome 12 years old kids and above to practice.