Yogis Anonymous


Popularized by the late, great Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, “Ashtanga vinyasa yoga” is comprised of five series (although some say there are six) that make up the physical practice. Ashtanga yoga refers to the eight-limbed path, so it is not just the physical practice, but also the moral and ethical practices we strive to live each day. In the Ashtanga system, one pose leads to the next, just as one series leads to the next. The progression is logical and it is likely that some poses will be confrontational. Practitioners are asked to be patient with themselves and to notice what comes up for them when they feel challenged, or when things do not flow easily. There is no rush. In the words of Pattabhi Jois, “Practice, and all is coming!”