I mention only the most important highlights: Of course I was busy to perform these demanding asanas in the beginning. But finally I realized the importance of the breath!!!! Important is also the attitude: Yoga is if you laugh despite everything, B used to say. My observance is that ambitious people are drawn to Ashtanga yoga, people who want challenges. To develop the attitude: "take it easy" and "have fun" can be even helpful.
The body work is more intensive, deeper levels of the body are touched. The breath becomes even more important, also the right vinyasa count. Precision is a word that comes into my mind. During summer M will be absent for 2 months. I plan therefore to go to an Iyengar class. They have the reputation to work precise, perhaps this complements and supports my Ashtanga yoga practice. This are the ideas now, but it will come all differently again, as usual. Let life flow, I think.
To leave the mat relaxed and full of the energy is the goal. If this happens, it was likely a good practice.