Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga is often thought of as a practice only for advanced practitioners. Well, that’s just not the case! When taught traditionally, in a Mysore style class, this practice is available to anyone and everyone. I know, call me crazy, but it’s true and I’m going to tell you why. In my opinion, here are three of the many reasons why Ashtanga Vinyasa is for beginners: it is taught incrementally, the practice is tailored to the individual, and by its very nature measuring your progress is easy.
Firstly, Ashtanga Vinyasa is taught incrementally. A Mysore style class means a self led practice and the teacher’s role is to empower the student with this sequence. By teaching a little at a time students are less likely to be overwhelmed and more likely to remember what they’ve been taught. Beginners are often asked to repeat the sequence to their stopping point so as to practice the physical asana and more importantly learn the sequence.
At Ignite Yoga, we believe that yoga is for everyone–For people of all ages and all walks of life.