• 000_0444resized_copy
  • 000_0477resized
  • 000_0514resized

Ashtanga Yoga in Leicester

(Urban studio)
 
90 minutes

Ashtanga is a fixed sequence of athletic postures that are practised in a fixed order. There is a primary, secondary and advanced version and students master one series before they take part in the next. The classes we have at the studio are all primary series. Ashtanga and Vinyasa have breath centred movement. In an Ashtanga class a pose would be practiced on the right side then immediately the left side follows which gives a good feeling of balance.

Traditional style of Yoga

Ashtanga does not use music and is the most traditional style of yoga practice. Ujjayi breath is used (breathing through the nose but constricting at the throat to make a rasping noise). There is an equal focus between movement, stretching and holding postures. This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. It’s method turns static poses into a dynamic flow with hands on adjustments. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body and a calm mind.  All levels welcome.  A beginners' Ashtanga class is also available on the timetable.


<< Schedule for Mon 29 May 2017 - Wed 31 May 2017 >>


Date:


Mon 29 May 2017
Class
Instructor
6:45 am - 8:15 am Early morning Bikram Yoga B Yoga
Class Cancelled
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Bikram Yoga Express B Yoga
Class Cancelled
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Urban Vinyasa Power Flow Yoga B Yoga
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Bikram Yoga B Yoga
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Ashtanga B Yoga
7:15 pm - 8:45 pm Bikram Yoga B Yoga
Class Cancelled

Tue 30 May 2017
Class
Instructor
6:45 am - 8:15 am Urban Ashtanga Yoga B Yoga
10:00 am - 11:00 am Iyengar B Yoga
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm Urban Dynamic Flow Yoga B Yoga
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Bikram Yoga B Yoga
Class Cancelled
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Urban Ashtanga Yoga B Yoga
7:45 pm - 9:15 pm Bikram Yoga B Yoga
Class Cancelled

Wed 31 May 2017
Class
Instructor
10:00 am - 11:30 am Urban Ashtanga Yoga B Yoga
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Bikram Yoga Express B Yoga
Class Cancelled
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Bikram Yoga B Yoga
Class Cancelled
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Urban Dynamic Flow Yoga B Yoga
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Urban Beginners' Ashtanga B Yoga
7:15 pm - 8:45 pm Bikram Yoga B Yoga
Class Cancelled

sally@bikramyogaleicester.co.uk
sally@bikramyogaleicester.co.uk
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My 1st Ashtanga Yoga Class

downdog
So excited to share with you all I’ve just done my first Ashtanga class. LOVED it! I mean what's not to love about sun salutations? Every yogi and yogini should enjoy this rhythmic sequence that salutes the sun. Ashtanga is a fixed sequence of postures that is suitable for complete beginners. There is a primary, secondary and advanced version and students master one series before they take part in the next. Harbinder is a brilliant teacher and there are some real treats in this class .... bridge pose, plane pose and fish pose to name a few. How do I feel? Well I definitely had a good workout (sweaty) but I feel more connected and balanced than I have in any other yoga classes. Was this due to the extended savasana and breath work? Or maybe the chanting (don’t worry it’s just a tiny verse and it’s very serene and cute). My back feels amazing, my head seems calm of it’s usual chatter and I’m wondering how to incorporate sun salutations into my morning routine.