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The Ashtanga Practice Chants

Posted on February 25, 2016
Category : Ashtanga explained...

I used to find chanting mortifyingly embarrassing. A tiny bit of me still sometimes does, usually when I’m doing it on my own in front of class and someone is still gawking at me even though I’ve asked everyone to shut their eyes! But the rest of me loves to chant. I’ll happily squawk along to Krishna Das in the car, I like the way my OM sounds in the shower and it’s my 2016 […]

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Often portrayed as a bewildering selection of stick men or photos of guys in their pants (see below…!), the Ashtanga Primary Series is a specifically choreographed sequence of 72 asana, or postures, handed down through this traditional lineage of yoga.  After an opening chant in Samastitih (mountain pose) the series progresses through Surya Namaskara (sun salutations) A and B, the standing postures, seated postures, closing sequence, a closing chant and then relaxation in Savasana. The […]

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Enter the archives…

Posted on February 21, 2016
Category : Uncategorised

If you’d like to read further back in the ‘Drift’ annals – click here to visit our old blog and site.

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