In this fitness how to video Lucas Rockwood, demonstrates Sun Salutation A from the Ashtanga-Vinyasa & Power Yoga traditions. The breath is meant to synchronize with the movement so that entire practice is like one long breathing exercises. Inhales are expansive, strong breathes while exhales are relaxing and opening.
Flexibility exercises are an important component of any holistic health program, and while there's a lot more to yoga than flexibility, when your body is stiff and painful during practice, it's very much worthwhile to take some time to work on opening.
ASHTANGA YOGA. as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in India. Ashtanga Yoga is a set series of postures linked together by vinyasas (flowing movements connected by breath). Traditionally, classes are taught in a "Mysore style" which means students self practice, and a teacher helps and adjusts as needed.
POWER YOGA Power Yoga was born out of the Ashtanga Yoga tradition, and many beginners find this modern style more accessible than its parent. Power classes tend to be very athletic and dynamic as students flow in and out of postures that are carefully coordinated with the breath to help maintain internal heat, sustain the heart rate, and increase strength and flexibility.
In Ashtanga, breath, bandha (internal locks), and dristi (point of focus for the eyes) are the most important elements while practicing asanas. Pattabhi Jois says, yoga is "99% practice, 1% theory."
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