The first series (Yoga Cikitsā) of Aṣṭāṅga Yoga is the traditional starting of its practice. Nevertheless this starting is quite challenging already - check it out. || Every Week a new Posture!

Traditional Practice Series
Utkatasana Utkatasana

Utkaṭāsana: Intense Posture

The „Intense Posture“ is a standing posture where the knees are bent in the same way as if you were to sit down on a chair. The arms lengthen powerfully toward the sky - Utkaṭāsana.

Virabhadrasana A Virabhadrasana A

Vīrabhadrāsana A: The powerful warrior pose

The "powerful warrior pose“ is reminiscent of base moves or postures found in a variety of martial arts. In the version - Vīrabhadrāsana, the arms are raised upwards.

Virabhadrasana B Virabhadrasana B

Vīrabhadrāsana B: The powerful warrior pose

With the transition from Vīrabhadrāsana A to B the practitioner widens their step, lowers the arms stretching them horizontally to either side. This pose is also known as – "the powerful warrior pose“

Dandasana Dandasana

Daṇḍāsana: Staff pose

The first seated posture of Aṣṭāṅga Yoga Daṇḍāsana, the "Staff pose" couldn't be more puristic: you simply sit upright and stretch the legs in front of you.

Pashchimottanasana A Pashchimottanasana A

Paścimottānāsana A: Seated forward bend

In the "seated forward bend" the practitioner places their torso over their extended legs. In variant A, the index and middle fingers grasp the big toes - Paścimottānāsana.

Pashchimottanasana B Pashchimottanasana B

Paścimottānāsana B: Seated forward bend

The variant B of the "seated forward bend" the practitioner grasps the feet from over the toes to the soles of the feet - Paścimottānāsana.

Pashchimottanasana C Pashchimottanasana C

Paścimottānāsana C: Seated forward bend

In the third variant of the "seated forward bend" (paścimottānāsana), the hands grab the outer edges of the feet and the thumb wraps across the base of the toes to the big toe.

Pashchimottanasana D Pashchimottanasana D

Paścimottānāsana D: Seated forward bend

In the fourth version of the "seated forward bend" (paścimottānāsana), the hands grasp one another around the feet. The right hand grasps the left wrist.

Every week a new posture!

Join in and learn every week a new posture out of the primary series of Aṣṭāṅga Yoga.

Enjoy your practice!

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    Eduardo Valenzuela Milla

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    Namaste
    i follow u since 2013, very very thanksfull
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    i follow u since 2013, very very thanksfull
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    • Wau. I feel touched by your words. Thank you.
      - this is the very starting of many new photos and explanations. Quite an exited journy I prepared over some years. Enjoy your practice! Wau. I feel touched by your words. Thank you.
      - this is the very starting of many new photos and explanations. Quite an exited journy I prepared over some years. Enjoy your practice!

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