Prana Mama Yoga’s ‘Ashtanga Yoga’ classes are open to everyone and aim to help you tap into that place of calm, as well as improve your strength, stamina and flexibility.
Classes feature dynamic yoga postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), a little meditation, some yoga chat (philosophy) and a light-hearted approach.
The beauty of the Ashtanga system is that no matter how big, small, tall, short, age or fitness level, the practice can be easily modified to suit your ability and energy levels. Achieving a perfect posture is not the goal – the goal is to to be present, with acceptance and gratitude for where you are in the moment and without attaching yourself to an end result.
In the Ashtanga Yoga tradition posture (asana) and the breath are synchronised in a process called Vinyasa, where one posture flows seamlessly into the next. The same sequence applies every time you practise and each posture is a prerequisite for the next. Over time the practice becomes a moving meditation.
The Ashtanga Yoga Vinyasa system was developed by the late Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois almost 100 years ago in Mysore, India. His son, Sharath, keeps the lineage alive as he and his family teach all over the world.
These classes can be very helpful for those who have moved on from the early stages of parenting, having re-built some core strength and flexibility.
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