Learn the basics of ashtanga yoga, a system of yoga that has its origins in an ancient manuscript known as the Yoga Korunta, compiled by Vamana Rishi.
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These san salutations are moving prayer. They have evolved overtime and you do a lot of these in Ashtanga-Yoga class. Ashtanga-Yoga class. Ashtanga-yoga is Hatha yoga, Koundinya yoga is Hatha yoga, a younger yoga is hatha yoga. Hatha yoga is over all umbrella term. So after you finish your standing poses, a lot of times you move in to more challenging inversion or what we call peak poses. And one will be a hand stand which your obviously standing on your hands. And that can be scary for some people, so your teacher will often come over and help you get into these posture, like I am going to help Alana get into the hands stand right now. So, I going to bring your shoulders over your wrist, lift one leg up in the air, keep it straight, when you are ready hop at the hands tight. So, I just helped Alana get up into a hand stand. All right, when you are ready come back down. She comes down slowly with control. And as the students progress, they learn to come up on their own. And she does the same thing, but she does not need me anymore. So when you are ready shoulders over your wrists and kick up into a hand stand, there is now, she can do it by herself. And then as you go to more advance classes the teacher will encourage you to practice further away from the wall until you can do it free standing in the middle of the room balancing by yourself. This would be a peak pose in many classes. Okay. After peak poses, you typically move into cool down. Some people call it *****. You might do something that looks like this, we call this a supported version of the pose called Supta Baddha Konasana which is Sanskrit for reclining bound angle pose. So, you take like something like a bolster put it behind you, and you can use a blanket around in front of your ankles and under your knees to support legs cause this is all about being supported and relaxing, so when your feet come together knees fall apart and you lay back across the bolster. And you might stay in a position like this depending on the tradition you are studying, for anywhere from one minute to some traditions maybe 10-15 minutes. And it is really relaxing it is all about releasing, opening your chest letting your hips release towards the floor. After you stay in the position like for sometime, you traditionally move into the final resting posture, which we call Savasana which means corpse pose. And what that looks like is you are laying flat on your backs when you are guys ready moving the Savasana, you will move all your props most of the time. You just lay down flat on your back, your legs moves letting apart in palm is there up to the ceiling. Typically the teacher turns the lights down, most of the time it is silent, sometimes it is relaxing music being played but all the time it is just the ultimate relaxation. This is how Hatha yoga class finishes, final resting posture.
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