Monday, February 23, 2015

Modern Ashtanga Yoga - about the details

On Saturday we had a workshop with G who is studying Ashtanga yoga with Sharath. Many times he was in India, Gokulam. He wanted to inform us how the rules/guidelines are these days.

Sometimes it's also about the details.

I think a decade ago the details were neglected. But with so many students these days and everybody wants to know exactly what to do, Sharath also gave guidelines re the details.

The fist: So, when binding and one hand holds the wrist of the other arm, the hand of this arm closes slightly to a fist. I used to stretch it. It feels comfortable to close the hand slightly.

This alteration feels good. I'll integrate it into my practice.

Oh, when doing the twists of primary (Marichyasana C and D) the hand reaches for the thigh or leg, no easy fist here.

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