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Bath Ashtanga Yoga Classes

STRENGTH. DETOX. CALM MIND

Bath Ashtanga Yoga, & Bristol Ashtanga Yoga

STRENGTH. DETOX. CALM MIND

 

One-on-one classes or courses teach the Full Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, covering the five elements: asanas (postures), pranayama (breath), drishti (gaze points), vinyasa (breath-movement synchronization), and bandhas (body locks). Practitioners can then practice at home or join group classes confidently.

Ashtanga Yoga, a dynamic form of Hatha yoga, involves a set sequence of poses held for five breaths, linked by half sun salutations. Popularized by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, it is known for its vigorous and structured approach, focusing on breath synchronization and energetic movements.

The Primary Series, or “Yoga Chikitsa” (yoga therapy), cleanses and tones the body, mind, and senses by clearing energy pathways (nadis) to allow the flow of life force (prana). This sequence aligns the body and strengthens the nervous system, aiding in both mental and physical healing.

For private group classes or more information, contact us here.

Benefits of Ashtanga Yoga Classes

  • Facilitates faster physical results than other system of yoga: transforms the physical body to become strong, flexible, toned and elongated

  • Clears the mind

  • Detoxifies mind and body

  • Creates physical lightness, increasing lean muscle mass and reducing body weight

  • Helps to regulate weight because it maintains a balanced metabolism

  • Stretches muscles lengthways causing fat to be eliminated around the cells, reducing cellulite

  • Increases muscle strength

  • Helps maintain good posture

  • Improves joint movements

  • Increases the health of the spine and the whole nervous system

  • Improves blood circulation and cardio health and improves the productivity of all the bodily organs

  • Improves respiration, energy and vitality releasing energy blockages throughout the body making you look more youthful  

  • Causes the student to physically heat up and sweat out toxins, purifying and re-energising their body

  • The practitioner learns to control the mind and cease the chatter 

  • The synchronised breathing with movement calms the mind dissolving anxiety 

  • Depression, anxiety and stress are relieved

  • Mental balance, contentment and happiness develop

  • It induces a high level of concentration and mental clarity

  • Yoga becomes a spiritual practice when there is focus on the breath and mental attachments are forgotten

  • Self-realisation transpires

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