What is Ashtanga Yoga?
Ashtanga Yoga was popularised by K. Pattabhi Jois in the last century. It is generally considered as rigorous and robust practice.
Ashtanga Yoga was compiled and defined by the sage Patanjali hundreds of years ago in Yoga Sutras.
The word Ashtanga consists of two Sanskrit words: ashta means eight and anga means limb. It suggests that the word Ashtanga means Eight-limbed.
It affects all the eight limbs instead of just one and physically conditions them to get appropriate results.
How Does Ashtanga Yoga Work?
Ashtanga yoga is an uplifting approach to accomplish mental and physical well being. It is precisely interpreted into eight limbs (Anga).
It is marvelous for the people who lay great emphasis in building core strength, body flexibility and losing fat. Ashtanga Yoga links the dynamics of the body with the breath to achieve the best results.
Like any other yoga form, ashtanga yoga is not religious but fundamentally spiritual. It is performed in a flowing and continuous pace which means the flow of asanas is regular and fast-paced.
It can be a great replacement of a cardio workout as it effectively works on heart rate. Comparing it here with workout does not diminish its essence. It is just about the priority of an individual whether he/she prioritizes Spirituality or Physicality, though both can be achieved through Ashtanga Yoga.
Who is Eligible to Apply for Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training?
We are very well aware and support the fact that there are no age boundaries to learn and practice yoga. But we cannot exclude the fact that in Ashtanga Yoga course, one has to follow a hectic schedule that binds us to create an age bracket and other eligibility criteria in order to look out for a learner’s well being.
Eligibility criteria are as follows:
- A learner should be between 18 years and 60 years, including both respective ages.
- Our RYS200 ashtanga yoga program is for beginners so anybody can apply. However, the experience of any kind in yoga would be an added advantage to learners.
- A learner should be healthy enough to go through Yoga TTC schedule for a month.
What is included in the Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training course?
Our Ashtanga YTT course is compiled on the basis of the core curriculum of Yoga Alliance, USA.
It includes the study and practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga series like the primary series, intermediate series, and four advanced series.
- Primary Series, also called Yoga Chikitsa or Yoga Therapy shapes the base for consequent series. It introduces the learner to the Vinyasa system and some other regular yoga practice.
- Intermediate Series also called Nadi Shodana, or Nerve Purifier works primarily to open energy channels that permit the free flow of prana.
- Advance Series also called Sthira Bhaga, or the centering of strength has four subsequent series. The first two series create a strong foundation for the advanced series as it requires lots of vigor and fortitude.