1st day of the BYC! Welcome to Barcelona Yoga Conference beautiful yogis!!!!
More than hundred ashtangis filled up today’s Ashtanga workshop taught by David Swenson!!
Strong, energetic and unified Ujjayi breathing fulfilled the room during the whole primary series practice. The sound was one, you could feel this amazing BYC feeling: ONLY YOGA ;o)
David Swenson has been explaining during today’s workshop about the 5 KEY POINTS of ashtanga yoga practice:
Ujjayi breathe, the typical ashtanga breathing technique: inhale slowly through your nose and exhale through your mouth, keep your throat closed during the inhalation and exhalation. A production of a murmuring sound will be done through your throat.
Energetic “valves” (as David described them) placed in 3 different places on our body. On our throat called jalandhara bandha that could be activated closing our throat a little bit (gently placing out chin to the chest). Uddiyana bandha located near our belly button and mula bandha placed in our perineum.
Ashtanga meditation form through out the practice. It is a specific focus point for each asana. One of the ways to keep your mind focused and keeps the prana flow enhanced.
Different yoga postures or positions useful for restoring and maintaining a practitioner’s well being and improving the body’s flexibility and vitality.
Is the linking of body movements with breath, breath-synchronized movements used to transition between asana to asana.
David described the vinyasa feeling like “the wind under the wing of a bird while flying” (closing the eyes we can all feel what it is like!)
After the incredible and inspiring workshop and his fantastic sense of humor, we are looking forward to meet him better tomorrow, with our first teacher interview!!!!!
Keep it tuned to know a little bit more!!!
ENJOY THE PRACTICE!!!!
Sonrisas para todos :o) :o) :o)