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Level 2/3
90 min

Old School Ashtanga

Ashtanga | By Jodi Blumstein on Apr 20 2012
The modern sequences of Ashtanga Yoga vary in some ways from the way that Pattabhi Jois taught them to the original students.  Here we will go back in time and practice the way that the sequence was taught in the early 70s.  We will move quickly - building up a LOT of heat.  We will practice the Primary Series, up to Navasana,  skipping many vinyasas.... and then a little bit of Second Series to prepare for backbending.  We will finish with a long closing sequence of inversions to sufficiently cool down from this big practice.

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The modern sequences of Ashtanga Yoga vary in some ways from the way that Pattabhi Jois taught them to the original students. Here we will go back in time and practice the way that the sequence was taught in the early 70s. We will move quickly - building up a LOT of heat. We will practice the Primary Series, up to Navasana, skipping many vinyasas.... and then a little bit of Second Series to prepare for backbending. We will finish with a long closing sequence of inversions to sufficiently cool down from this big practice.

Comments

  • Nicole Colindres     Feb 18th, 2014
    lovely! Thank you!
    • Jodi Blumstein     Mar 16th, 2014
      AAAAHHHH! Nicole!

      this is one of my favorite practices!

      I am glad you enjoyed it!

      Jodi B
  • jin ngan     Jan 24th, 2014
    Awesome class. Thank you.
    • Jodi Blumstein     Jan 26th, 2014
      jin!

      i am so glad you liked it.

      peace,

      jodi b
  • JANETTE WISEMAN     Mar 18th, 2013
    Felt great--I keep learning something new. Thanks for the 100 breaths.....
    Namaste.
    Janette Wiseman WA
  • Lester Frost     Mar 2nd, 2013
    Great practice thanks. I need to ask however, you say use deep breaths but the counts seem fast and even closer together at count 4 and 5

    Namaste



  • Nadia Rqm     Dec 30th, 2012
    Great when you're at the last part of the ladies holiday (sorry TMI) and you need ashtanga in a condensed form. I skipped the inversions for long holds of viparita karani.
  • Gina Fajardo     Oct 12th, 2012
    I love keeping the traditional ways of practice alive---thank you and namasté!
  • Mónica Pablos     Aug 16th, 2012
    Thank you! Very lovely way to teach....Blessings!
  • Melanie Buffett     Aug 1st, 2012
    Fantastic! Thanks Jodi!
  • Andrew Friberg     Jun 30th, 2012
    What a fantastic class.
  • Andrew Friberg     Jun 30th, 2012
    Just bound in mari a for first time ever
  • Ellen Kaplow     May 22nd, 2012
    beautifully taught... thank you
  • sarah fretwell     Apr 27th, 2012
    thankyouJodie, my first Ashtanga practise! I normally stick to vinyasa or anusara, but I found this really eye-opening and challenging!
  • evelyn jauvart     Apr 22nd, 2012
    Thank you Jodi, I enjoyed this class very much!
  • Lisa Hagen     Apr 20th, 2012
    Great class. Like the bit of 2nd Series...thanks!
  • Susan Ramos     Apr 20th, 2012
    Thank you Jodi!