Ashtanga Yoga is known in Sanskrit as “Yoga Chikitsa” which means yoga therapy. It is a healing process of cleansing and toning the for the body, mind and senses. This therapeutic action occurs through the subtle vehicles of Ashtanga Yoga.
The asanas (poses) are arranged in a time-tested sequence designed to specifically align the body and strengthen the nervous system. First comes the Sun Salutations, then the Standing Sequence. We then move to the Seated Positions, then end with the Finishing Sequence.
Many practitioners of Ashtanga Yoga have found it to be an invaluable tool to assist in the healing process, whether it be mental or physical. As with any healing process we must be patient and determined… Allow time for your practice to mature and the fruits will present themselves!
I have never had a practice that I regretted.
Not once have I finished a routine and thought, “Oh, I wish I hadn’t done that.”