*Intro to Classical Ashtanga Yoga
Yoga is the praxis and process of well being. The Indian Sage Patanjali systematized the praxis in an eight fold path known as Ashtanga Yoga (Ashta- Eight, Anga- Limb). The ultimate goal is to establish the self in inner peace while increasing bodily health, focus and concentration of the mind.
This 90 minute class emphasizes the concept of Triputi- union of body, mind and breath via the practice of asana (postures), pranayama (breath control) and meditation. Building strength and flexibility in the core asanas while practicing safe alignment and increasing ease of movement though space and time is the goal.
“The body is a boat which carries the soul in the ocean of the world. If it is not strong, or it has a hole, then the body can’t cross the ocean. So the first duty is to fix the boat.”
-Baba Hari Dass