In the traditional Mysore style, a Yoga Teacher the yoga student to find his own, living yoga practice (self-practice) or to deepen his existing yoga practice individually. In addition, the pupil receives assistance adapted to him and is assisted in the execution of the postures (Asanas) corrected. Due to the individual instructions, a Mysore lesson is basically like a private yoga session. At the same time, you benefit from the motivating and inspiring energy of all practitioners in the room.
IT ALL STARTS WITH PRACTICE
In the beginning, the asana practice is usually experienced as physically demanding. However, the practice in the Mysore style is always adapted to the respective possibilities of the practitioner. The yoga students are thus challenged, but not overwhelmed. The aim is to find a unique balance between rest and challenge, between breath and movement, and between attention and introspection.
In addition to focusing on tradition and dedication , at AYRF we understand the Mysore style primarily as an individualized yoga practice. In order to prepare for certain asanas or to respond to physique-psychic conditions, we detach ourselves from the strict tradition if necessary. Then we use e.g. variations in the sequence or execution of the exercises, which everyone can carry out guaranteed. The goal is a traditional, but an individually adapted practice.
IMPORTANCE OF THE TEACHER-STUDENT RELATIONSHIP
Students who already have a permanent yoga teacher and, for example, are only visiting (drop-ins), practice their usual yoga practice at AYRF. Out of respect for the teacher-student relationship, I do not make any changes to their practice. I always discuss exceptions with the student if I consider it absolutely necessary, for example, for health reasons.