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Intensity: You'll Feel It
|60 min class
For those of you that want an Ashtanga Primary Series class, but found Alik's full-length 120 min Primary Series class too long or challenging, we made this Ashtanga Lite class just for you!
Yoga Chikitsa, the Sanskrit title for the Ashtanga Primary Series, means yoga therapy - a program that when done regularly (so the story goes) cures your ailments and purifies the physical body to make you ready for deeper yogic practice - both physical and meditative. This is a traditional style of yoga first introduced to the west by K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. It takes its name from the 8 limbed (or ashta-anga) system outlined by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutra in 200 BC. Only one of Patanjali's limbs was concerned with the asanas (poses) and his treatise is primarily a roadmap toward meditation and enlightenment. Pattabhi Jois (and before him, his teacher Krishnamacharya) alleges that this system of asana practice is the practice of Patanjali.
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Average Rating: 4.67 rating based on 9 reviews
By bagro | Saturday, December 07, 2013
Great - calm voice giving precise instructions with various options according to need. Two instructors also show the easier and more advanced versinons respectively. Perfect!
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By pauline | Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Excellent description of each posture. Great for the beginner
By Outofrwanda | Saturday, October 27, 2012
Really love this class. Excellent clear instructions and a very calming voice (which was a blessed relief after downloading another session where the chatter was constant...).
By brinners | Sunday, September 02, 2012
This class delivers -- it s a shorter but complete version of the longer series, which for me is all about building strength and calm through a prescribed set of poses. While obviously not as challenging as the full version, I feel like I ve gotten a proper workout and my mind is clearer than it has been in days. I m looking forward to trying the two-hour class.
In sum, I recommend this to people curious about Ashtanga and those who, like myself, know it but aren t going for the two hours yet.
By elaine stott | Friday, May 18, 2012
A nice class - very clear instructions. I agree the poses seem a bit rushed at just 3 breaths but good if you don t have time for the full 2 hour class.
By sissi | Saturday, December 31, 2011
I liked this class very much, it s a nice "condensed" version of Ashtanga. I only think it s too short to hold a posture for 3 breaths only. 5 breaths are better as otherwise I feel like I am having to rush so I rather do less poses but hold each one longer. Maybe you can upload a class that takes this into account :-)
By gretchenchilada | Tuesday, December 06, 2011
this is a good quick version but i did not even get remotely sweaty, i will try the full length version next time. The instruction is fantastic. I have done Ashtanga before, but not in a while, and i could follow the postures just from his words. Please do more Ashtanga class versions with faster pace for a more thorough workout.
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By Cassandre20 | Wednesday, November 30, 2011
*free item due to subscription membership (when signed in), number of downloads may be limited by your subscription type..