Mysore-Style Hatha Yoga

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What is it?

How do I practice?

Why is it good?

What is it?

It is purely a traditional Hatha Yoga class taught in the same way as the Ashtanga Vinyasa Method. It is not a fusion class,

This class brings the elements of the Mysore Ashtanga Vinyasa Method that relate to an individual progressive practice and takes it to the traditional Hatha Yoga Class. This way of learning helps you progress continuously and truly dive within. 

This means that you will be doing your own guided individual Hatha Yoga practice within the context of a group setting. This is what is understood by Mysore-Style. The name "Mysore" is the name of the Inidian city where the Ashtanga Vinyasa Method originated.

Why is it good?

It takes your practice to a depth you will hardly reach in group classes. During group classes, your attention is split, half of it or more is externally oriented and therefore half of your energy is not within, where it should.

 

This happens because you are following the teacher's instructions, looking and listening to him/her/they. Since everybody is doing the same thing it is also easier to get distracted or to do useless comparisons that block your progress.

 

In addition, not all asanas or variations are suitable for everyone. Students can easily get into habits of misalignment that are not beneficial, because the teacher hardly has time to go around everyone to make the proper adjustments to the uniqueness of each body.

Having your own practice ensures you go at your own pace in a safe way, with variations that are suitable for you and that keep evolving until you master a particular asana. It provides the benefits of a private session in a group setting.

This does not mean you have to quit other classes. However, you will quickly find that this method is more powerful in the way it starts to transform your body and your mind.

How do I practice?

You will be given a sequence to start with and its length will depend on your body and mind qualities. You are to memorise it so that you can practice on your own, and get to start your home practice (highly recommended).

 

You will progressively advance, with more asanas added as you evolve through the sequence. Once you are ready, you will transition to the series that follows.

Three key elements are the general basis of this practice: Repetition, Intention and Awareness.

Repetition is fundamental to rewrite your patterns, to establish change and for your body/mind to transform. 

 

Intention refers to the ideal of the posture in its full depth, therefore you have present where you are going, even when you must let go of attaining it as you practice. Basicly, you keep the perfect posture in mind. This way attention involves both the body and the mind.

 

Awareness is that part of you that witnesses everything and is super powerful, is basically your real Self not tangled in your mind. Your awareness appears where you place your attention. With awareness you are fully present during the practice, placing high attention to the details of each posture until it becomes wholesome rather that bits and pieces of your body placed together.  As you do this, you also train your mind.

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