Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa - Modified Primary Series
Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is the art of sequencing poses combining Ujjayi breath, movements, bandhas (energy locks) and dristhi (gaze). With the synchronization of Breath and Movements we can remove energetic blocks (manifesting itself in a physical or emotional form) and let the energy flow again.
A modification of the primary series (MPS) includes sun salutations, standing and seated postures. The first part of class will start with a warm-up series of sun salutations to build up heat. The standing series promotes balance and symmetry in the body and aids in the process of detoxification and tonification of the body. The final part of class is a deeper focus on seated postures with the intention of keeping poses modified and accessible to each student’s individual level. A seated meditation will conclude the practice with deep relaxation, or savasana.
We always provide yoga props to support a student during a position, offering a big variety of variations and modification. We have different body and each of us express a position in a different way. We also adjust only verbally, respecting the students space, intimacy and safety.
The way in which we are facilitating and sharing this practice is an evolution of the traditional style that became famous in the 80′. As we have different body, lifestyle and approach to yoga in different moments of our life, it’s essential to share an accessible and doable practice. In this way, everyone can enjoy the power of synchronising breath, bandhas and movements.
Do you want to have a taste of Progressive Ashtanga Yoga? Click here to access a FB live video where I share 10′ of Sun Salutation and here for a first taste of Ujjayi Breath.