What is Ashtanga yoga?
Ashtanga yoga is becoming more and more popular. In this blog Anne explains what Ashtanga yoga is, what you can expect in an Ashtanga yoga class and how you can deepen your practise.
Ashtanga yoga is a Yang style of yoga. It's practised in a flow, which means that the postured seamlessly flow over to the next, in which the Ujjayi-breathing is leading. Ashtanga is a traditional series of asanas (postures) that are always done in the exact same sequence. A dynamic form of yoga, in which you tighten your muscles instead of relaxing them such as in Yin yoga. After a while, you'll feel that you are also able to relax in a posture, which happens once you've gained more body awareness. You'll notice that the postures become easier, the more you practise.