Mysore Yoga


 

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Mysore style is the traditional way of learning Ashtanga yoga and is named after the southern Indian city where the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Institute is based.

The student is taught a sequence of postures through one-on-one instruction. The correct movements, breathing, and other aspects of the practice are learned gradually, in a step-by-step process accessible to anyone. This method allows each student time to practice and memorize what they have learned before adding more. Students are able to practice independently and at their own pace while surrounded by the energy and inspiration of other students in the room.

Mysore style is the best way to learn Ashtanga yoga as memorising the postures allows practitioners to focus internally, which is the real goal of yoga!

Traditionally practice is six days a week, with one rest day a week as well as full and new moon days. However, it is recommended for beginners to commit to practice three times a week in the beginning to slowly build up their practice.

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