Yoga links. It connects our breath with our mind, nervous system functions with our moving bodies and aligns us as individuals to find our central axis so that we are led to gravitate towards our inner quest and purpose.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a vibrant form of Hatha Yoga. In the tradition of Sri K Pattabhi Jois it is a practice that emphasis linking of postures, breath and gaze woven together in sequential order of movements called Vinyasa. Keeping the mind on the breath while collecting awareness through movement, it builds up strength and flexibility, creates space to experience one’s body and arising sensations as they present themselves. It supports the development of one’s contemplative quality and appreciation for one’s practice, moment to moment.
What is Mysore practice?
‘Mysore Style’ is the platform in which Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is practiced. It follows the traditional teachings that were taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the city of Mysore, India. In this form of practice, every individual is introduced to the same sequential order of postures, breath and movement in a gradual way depending on one’s possibilities. The practice is done in a group setting, in silence while receiving individual attention.
Nir Tiomkin has traveled to Mysore and studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Rangaswamy at KPJAYI and continued to study with senior teachers. His main teachers are Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor of Boulder, CO.
Nir teaches Ashtanga Yoga and Mysore style classes in groups and private tuition. Register to the newsletter and connect for more information.