We are committed to teaching Ashtanga Yoga as taught by R. Sharath Jois of the Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI), who continues the work of his grandfather Sri. K Pattabhi Jois. We are the only KPJAYI authorised yoga school in Hyderabad.
The Ashtanga yoga sequence is based on “vinyasa” – breath movement synchronisation. This warms the body, resulting in sweat, the removal of toxins and the purification of body, mind and nervous system. Practitioners develop strength, flexibility, stamina and an overall sense of well being.
Postures are taught sequentially allowing students to build a practice at their own pace. This makes it ideal for those new to yoga or those with specific physical/health conditions.
Ashtanga Yoga is powerful tool for self-transformation. It is suitable for all ages, body types and fitness levels. All that is needed is an open mind and enthusiasm to learn. The greatest benefits come with regular practice.
For more information on Ashtanga Yoga please visit kpjayi.org
How this class is taught
Classes are taught in the Mysore style. Each student learns the asanas at their own pace, following the rhythm of their breath. The teacher gives individual guidance as and when required. Eventually a student can develop a practice that is unique to oneself . The asanas are learnt in a particular sequence. A new asana is started only when the student can do the previous poses with sukham (comfort) and sthiram (steadiness). Since each asana or group of asanas have a specific effect that is counterbalanced by the previous asanas, this sequential process of learning Ashtanga Yoga ensures that injuries are avoided. It also allows the practitioner to memorize the asana and gradually develop strength, stamina, flexibility and focus. In Ashtanga Yoga, movement is always synchronized with the breath. This is called Vinyasa. Deep breathing and Vinyasa are essential in the practice of Ashtanga Yoga. It is this deep breathing that calms the mind and helps in finding a focused and meditative state during the practice. Ashtanga Yoga uses a three-pronged approach called Tristhana constituting pranayama (deep, regulated breathing), asana (yoga posture) and drishti (focussed gaze). Tristhana enables practitioners develop steadiness and awareness of mind and body.