Ashtanga Sanskrit-counted class during Carnival week (2 hrs)
starts Monday 17 february 2020 at 19:00
This class is taught in English.
This special Ashtanga class will comprise the counted practice o primary series until Navasana, backbends and finishing. Marija will then lead pranayama and meditation.
The use of Sanskrit count in the practice 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. Using Sanskrit count and breathing as the objects of meditation allows one to shift the focus away from asana performance, and to concentrate more on how the breathing supports the movement. 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 starts to resemble meditation in movement.
Up to 48 hours before class time, we will provide you with a credit to use during our Winter 2020 term. Within 48 hours, your participation will be lost.
Style: Ashtanga Yoga
Ashtanga vinyasa is a hatha yoga practice transmitted to Pattabhi Jois from the great yoga master Krishnamacharya. It is for students seeking an invigorating approach that purifies, stimulates and energizes. It consists of postures practiced in a fluid rhythm with a concentrated breath, steady gaze, and internal contractions to direct vital energy. Due to the dynamic nature of this practice, one feels completely energized and purified in each cell of the body and also in the mind. Go to the Ashtanga yoga page.
Teacher: Marija Bjekovic
Marija first came to yoga through Bikram Yoga in Serbia in 2006 and was immediately drawn to it. Since her move to Luxembourg in 2008, she has been a regular student of Denise Pesch. The physical, emotional and mental benefits that she experienced through the inner exploration with yoga made her realise that she wanted to become a yoga teacher. She obtained her Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher diploma with John and Lucy Scott in 2015. The asana practice within the Ashtanga Vinyasa system is strong, challenging and very rewarding. The attitude of listening, allowing and accepting the intelligence of one’s body-mind is crucial. She wants to encourage students to nurture this loving and caring inner attitude, as through it, their experience not only of asana but of life itself may beautifully change. Go to Marija's page.
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