Introduction to the Ashtanga Primary Series – Rishi Yoga India

The first series of the Ashtanga yoga system is known as Yoga Chikitsa, which translates as Yoga Therapy. At a time when many try to challenge Ashtanga yoga as too hard or not appropriate for their age or body type, it is important to remember the intended use of the practice of the first series.

Taught by skilled instructors, Ashtanga yoga is appropriate for all ages and body types. In fact, I would argue that Ashtanga yoga taught in the Mysore style is the most appropriate yoga for all because students are taught to practice only what they are capable of safely doing. read more