Ashtanga Day 1

Sara Wee
300 Hour Ashtanga YTT
July Weekday 2017

It’s Day 1 and even though we didn’t do any physical practise today, my brain is massively overloaded with (good!) information. I’ve come to the conclusion that Ashtanga Yoga is a practice that teaches you physical discipline as well as mental discipline; I almost feel like if I can do Ashtanga I can do ANYTHING.

We learned the opening and closing mantras (thank god for solfege) and watched the entire Primary Series led by Pattabhi Jois. I never noticed how specific the movements for the asanas were and how intense their transitions can be, now I understand why Ashtangis are ridiculously strong. Today’s homework is to memorize the opening and closing mantras and to come up with preparatory poses for the sun salutation sequences.

CAN’T WAIT TO GET STARTED TOMORROW!