We're getting fluid with the Ashtanga series today inspired by this photo of Germany based yogini Ania. I love ending the Ashtanga series with this pose, Baddha Padmasana, and then a surrendering forward fold, leaving a feeling of deep gratitude and satisfaction.
Ashtanga yoga synchronizes the breath with a progressive series of postures that build heat, resulting in purification of both body and mind. Try out the Ashtanga primary series this week and notice improved harmony between the body, mind and breath - a perfect way to start cleansing for Spring. Thank you Ania for the inspiration! For more yogic pics and to connect with Ania and her practice, check out her Instagram.
"BODY IS NOT STIFF. MIND IS STIFF."
-SRI K. PATTABHI JOIS
Photography by Ania