The Sanskrit counted class puts an emphasis on the vinyasa quality of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Its main goal is to enhance the synchronicity between breath and movement within the practice. As a consequence, one experiences an enhanced steadying of the mind, deeper and calmer breathing, and a greater ease in flowing through asanas and vinyasas. The flowing practice eventually resembles meditation in movement: using Sanskrit count and breathing as the objects of meditation allows to transcend the body, thus shifting the focus away from asana performance.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This class is only intended for students having a solid foundation in basic standing, and a few seated, asanas of the primary series. However, the mastery of full primary series is not a pre-requisite for attending!
The technical instructions given by the teacher are minimal in this kind of class, as the teacher primarily guides students in the synchronization of breath and movement. Therefore, the student can participate by practicing the asanas they are familiar with, and are welcome to observe the remainder of the primary series practice, joining the entire group for the finishing sequence. Alternatively, upon completing the familiar part of the primary series, students may also decide to do the finishing sequence independently from the rest of the group.
At the end of the class, some pranayama practice is foreseen.
Teacher: Marija Bjekovic-Obradovic
Date/time: Sunday 29 April, 10.00 am 12.00 am
Price: 25 euros
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