In the traditional Aṣṭāṅga Mysore style, a teacher supports practitioners in developing their own
living practice (self-practice
).) or to deepen their existing practice individually. In addition, you will receive Practitioners provide assistance adapted to them and are corrected in the execution of the postures (asanas). 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 Aṣṭāṅga Mysore style is always adapted to the respective possibilities of the practitioners. The practitioners 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 the focus on tradition and dedication , we at AYRF understand the Mysore style primarily as an individualized 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, for example, variations in the sequence or execution of the exercises, which are guaranteed to be able to be performed by everyone. The goal is a traditional, but an individually adapted practice.
IMPORTANCE OF THE TEACHER-STUDENT RELATIONSHIP
Ashtangis who already have a permanent teacher and, for example, are only visiting (drop-ins), practice their usual 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, e.g. for health reasons.