If you want to do yoga seriously, that is, regularly, systematically and consciously, then one of the options for deeper practice is ashtanga-vinyasa yoga. This is a dynamic direction, and quite demanding of the student. However, anyone can start practicing – without any special spiritual preparation. True, nevertheless, some kind of physical preparation for doing ashtanga-vinyasa-yoga is necessary: both endurance, and stretching, and muscle corset. If you do not have this, then it is better to start with simpler directions.
One of the most important rules in the practice of ashtanga-vinyasa yoga for beginners is to perform asanas in a strictly defined sequence and in a certain rhythm. No need to run ahead or try to do better and more. Only this approach guarantees gradual progress and a transition to a new level of practice.
In addition to performing asanas, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga includes:
synchronization of movements with breathing – concentration on certain points of the body that help to perform asanas – maintaining a meditative state of consciousness.
Who is Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for?
Those who find the usual hatha yoga classes for beginners not complicated enough: even at the first stage of ashtanga-vinyasa yoga is a rather tough option and will delight lovers to challenge themselves. Those who want to lose weight. Ashtanga-vinyasa-yoga is very intense and leads to high calorie expenditure, profuse sweating, elimination of toxins.
Contraindications are standard: serious diseases, inability to adequately assess their own feelings.