Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Modern Ashtanga Yoga - a summary

Three things have changed:

1. Surya namaskara: the arms move upwards and downwards in front of the body and not on the sides. We take care of our fellow yoginis.

2. Urdhva mukha svanasana: dirsti is the nose.

3. When binding the arms the one hand is slightly closed and makes an easy fist.

There are also other points that easily fall into oblivion.
- For instande the elbows are outwards when doing paschimottanasana. They don't rest on the floor. :)
- The vinyasas are important - the feet shall not touch the floor when jumping forward and backward, yet there is no handstand between the asanas.
- Feet are pointed during the closing sequence.

The workshop with G really helped me to be up-to-date without traveling to India. :)


Anna said...

"Summary" :-))

Ursula Preiss said...

Thank you. The spelling check doesn't include the header.

Anonymous said...

Tolle Info, danke! :)