The practice at AstaYoga is an Ashtanga-based practice. Traditionally, Ashtanga is taught in a personalized way, one posture at a time, but at Asta, we present the Ashtanga practice in a modified way in a group setting. The practice begins with sun salutations, then moves through a series of standing postures, followed by seated postures and closes with a finishing sequence that includes silent meditation and rest.
As Asta, the breath is the heart of the practice. We teach a technique of breathing called Ujjayi Pranayama - deep breathing with sound through the nose only - that is synchronized with the movement. We believe the benefits of the practice come primarily from the breath, which is why we believe if you can breathe, you can do this practice.