In conference we touched on the constitution of summer, suggestions for food with respect to the season, and suggestions for sustained practice on the mat and on the plate.
At AYB, the crew has watched sunlight slip further and further away. Practice time is the same but mother nature is transforming the rhythm, and the yogis know it.
Ashtanga Yoga is practiced in two aspects. The first, hatha yoga, is the postures in the primary series. Primary series is taught first and called yoga chikitsa or yoga therapy. The yoga poses promote a healthy, strong, and limber body.
Primary Series is a series of poses linked with movement on breath called vinyasa (put together in a special way.)
By linking movement to breathe you build purifying heat in your body (tapas).
Last month in conference we talked about the magical effects of sadhana. Sadhana means practice, or set of practices, done as ritual.