In Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga the student slowly works through different series of asanas (postures) in sequential order, incorporating vinyasa (movement breathing system; one breath equals one movement), breath control and drishti, meaning gaze point.
Asana: works to purify, strengthen and give flexibility to the body
Breath: a steady, even, conscious breath is to be used at all times. This purifies the nervous system and energises the body.
Drishti: this is the place you look whilst in an asana. Drishti creates focus and concentration and helps stabilise the mind.
When these elements are practiced together, consistently over a period of time the body becomes light and strong and practice becomes like a moving meditation. Being aware of each breath and being fully present enables a letting go of expectations and self-judgements and there is the possibility of moving beyond perceived physical and mental restrictions.
This retreat mornings will be dedicated to Ashtanga practice and evenings will work on core development, arm balances, spine flexibility and back bends.
Along with this experience the simple life in the blissful locality of Biksthang : Heritage Farmhouse, Sikkim.
Brunch, tea, dinner, airport pickup and drop, village walk and cultural show included.
Rejuvinate - Ashtanga Yoga and Simple life at Biksthang : heritage FarmHouse, Sikkim