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Guided Practice

Each of the three series of ashtanga yoga ( Yoga Chikitsa, Nadi Shodhana, Sthira Bhaga ) consists of a very specific sequence of positions.

Initially these sequences are "guided" by the teacher who "directs", like an orchestra conductor, the students' path through the sequence, from position to position.

The rhythm with which the lesson is guided  should be fluid and precise, respecting two main factors:

  • traditional counting

  • the possibilities of the individual student and the group.

Being able to find the right rhythm that satisfies both factors is one of the skills that the teacher must learn to develop, knowing and acknowledging with humility from the start that he could move away from the primo_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_to stay close to second  and vice versa.

The count left to us by the founding fathers of Ashtnaga Yoga is very precise and well-timed, traditionally pronounced in Sanskrit, with the aim of keeping the attention steady and not creating distractions.

The synchrony between breathing and movement, the Vinyasa, as we have already written, is the very heart of this rhythm.

To lead a lesson it is essential to know the series very well in all its nuances, observe the practitioners carefully, listen to their breath, use the voice with a stable and calm timbre by learning to pronounce the right words.

To guide a lesson it is very very important to grow in skills ed  humility.

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