Mysore Style

Vinyasa means breath synchronized movement 1)Astanga Yoga – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois; derived from Astanga yoga, it has become one of the best-known “styles” of yoga embraced by millions of westerners seeking a toned body and calm mind.

Mysore 2)Mysore is the south Indian town in which the late K Pattabhi Jois taught from the late 1930s until his death in 2009., though not as popular, is the traditional way of practicing Astanga yoga.  It is a self-practice that facilitates a highly personalized approach to building and refining your practice without the price tag attached to one-to-ones, and with all of the group energy of a conventional class.

Learning and practicing this way gives you the space to focus. The cue to move on to the next posture comes from your own breath, You can spend a little longer, working at your own pace on something you find challenging. In effect, you become your own teacher.

The instructor will assist you with “Adjustments” to guide your body into the correct postural alignment.

You can drop into a session at any time and stay for as long as you wish. For beginners, this could be half an hour, and for the more advanced up to an hour and 45 minutes. It is a wonderful way for beginners and advanced practitioners alike to develop a self-practice that you can then take anywhere.

 

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1. Astanga Yoga – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
2. Mysore is the south Indian town in which the late K Pattabhi Jois taught from the late 1930s until his death in 2009.

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