Must-Know Facts about Ashtanga Yoga

If you’re into yoga workout, you must have heard about Ashtanga yoga. Fit’s Ashtanga yoga class in one of the more popular classes in Solana Beach, including Fit Booty Barre and other classes tailored to specific needs and requirements.

If you want to discover if Ashtanga is the right type of yoga for you, this article will outline basic must-known facts and benefits.

What is Ashtanga yoga?

Widely considered a modern-day form or classical Indian yoga, Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic form of postural yoga in its essence. It was popularized by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the 1990s, and we can freely say that most forms of postural yoga were derived from it. Ashtanga classes can be found near Poway, in Solana Beach, and throughout San Diego.

Ashtanga involves a sequence of postures linked through movement and breath. Deep breathing is used to enhance the flow of energy or life force. The teaching methodology is based on the specific integration of steady posture, smooth yet deep breath, and concentrated yet broad gaze.

Main physical benefits of Ashtanga yoga

The rituals of movement practiced in Ashtanga boost strength, stamina and flexibility. Ashtanga is especially beneficial for people who aren’t very flexible because the flexibility of their body is developed gradually in a natural and healthy way.

After all, Ashtanga yoga derivative classes (found near Poway and elsewhere in SDC) are commonly referred to as ‘’power yoga’’ – this includes different types of aerobically vigorous yoga exercise, which is an integral part of Ashtanga.

Main psychological benefits of Ashtanga yoga

One of the focuses of Ashtanga yoga is the expansion of the body-mind. If Ashtanga yoga is something you are interested in and you commit to it, you will learn how to stay focused and mentally present while experiencing different physical sensations. As different mental projections naturally dissolve into the ever-present stillness, you become more and more self-aware.

Self-paced classes

The main style of Ashtanga yoga instruction is called Mysore (named after a city in South India where Sri K. Pattabhi Jois taught in the 1970s). The students don’t follow the same routine by following verbal cues. Instead they instead memorize the poses, and do them at their own pace. The instructor is there to give them guidance and assistance, and new students are always given more attention as they gain more and more independence.

Individual students are able to make progress according to the own capacities, even though classes include experienced students and complete beginners.

Practice with the best Ashtanga yoga teachers

Ashtanga yoga trainers at Fit Solana Beach are more than just instructors. They are your teachers specialized in behavioral change through physical exercise. They adopt the individual approach to each student and help them become the strongest and healthiest version of themselves.

Reach out to us to learn more about Ashtanga Preparation at Fit Downtown or Ashtanga Improv at Solana Beach!