The Advantages of Ashtanga Yoga
Article by Eddie Lamb
yoga is a system of yoga which involves synchronizing the breath with that of a progressive series of postures, and it is a process which truly and completely produces that of intense internal heat as well as a profuse and purifying sweat that is supposed to detoxify the muscles and organs of the body.
Ashtanga yoga is a vinyasa style practice which has two series of poses in particular: the first and most primary series is that of the Yoga Chikitsa, which means basically yoga therapy, and which is used to realign the spine, detoxify the body, and build flexibility, strength, and stamina as well. This part of Ashtanga yoga consists of about 75 poses, and it takes about an hour and a half to complete if you go all the way through.
The intermediate or second series of poses in Ashtanga yoga is called Nadi Shodana, which means nervous system purification, and this is used to clean and strengthen the nervous system primarily, but also helps by strengthening the subtle energy channels within the body. You can only move on to this area of Ashtanga yoga once you are strong in the most primary series.
Ashtanga yoga is one of the more popular styles of yoga, and if you want to find more information on it, or to find a studio near you where you can sign up for classes in this regards, an excellent idea is to use the Internet as your tool. This is because the Internet’s speed and efficiency allows you to easily and quickly browse through a multitude of important information, thus shortening your search process dramatically.
As well, another good idea is to go by word of mouth. In other words, ask your family and friends about this form of yoga if you are interested, and odds are that at least one of them will have some further information on it. You can also go to your local gym and speak to one of the instructors there, who will not only be able to offer you more information on the subject but who will also be able to direct you and help inform you of the next steps you should take in your process.
Remember that the most important factor is to have fun, and so regardless of whether you choose this type of yoga or another, remember that you will still be receiving benefits and advantages and so you should try to enjoy yourself as much as possible.
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