The sequence is in perfect order. Is that necessary for Yoga Teacher Training?
Hey dear yogis and yogis, how should I end the session of the first ashtanga series ?
Of course, I’m not able to do the whole thing, so far I have finished Navasana , and sometimes it is the available time that determines the moment when I stop practicing. How should I finish my internship?
Am I just doing Savasana? And in general: what about asanas that are beyond my reach, e.g. Supta Kurmasana or Grabha Pindasana ? Can I just leave them and go from Kukkutasana to the end (because I will do the final ones)?
I am asking because I met with opinions that the asana system is absolutely inviolable and the series are being made until we encounter an insurmountable obstacle, and we end there. So what’s it like
User of the Yoga Studio
There will be people who believe in sequence order, but the truth is there are some physical barriers to the body that you won’t break with ANY amount of time you spend on the mat.
The sequence is structured in a certain way to properly prepare the body for further positions.
I sense that Garbha Pindasana will be within your reach when they release the blockages in your hips and loins, so do them as much as you can, with simplifications, from time to time check if you can make progress.
Don’t give up on them completely. Garbha pindasana first with crossed legs, then in half-lotus and finally try full position (and you do not have to leave it at first, there will be no at first, but the more attempts, the closer to the goal).
However, when it comes to Supta Kurmasana, this is a very difficult position.
It may turn out in practice (which we would not want) that without compromising the integrity, stability of the lumbar and sacral sections, you will not be able to do it.
In other words, the legs stretch only to a certain point, and people with pelvic structure that prevent further femoral backward movement will simply stretch and destabilize the spine.
It’s hard to say which group you belong to.
It is important to try with extreme caution and without expecting to master this asana at all costs.
If you notice progress (without forcing yourself into position every time), it means your body will allow more. If this position causes pain – then of course not practice it. Nothing will happen if you exclude it, it is rather a climax, other asanas lead to it.
* I note that this is my opinion on this topic, I am also not an Ashtanga style practitioner, for me the issues of safety, comfort and subtlety in asana seem to be more important, the secondary thing is the sacred sequence.
If something breaks you, then without a doubt finish in śavasana for even a few minutes – final relaxation will spread throughout the body and properly balance the energy generated during practice.
If you still have the chance to complete the entire final sequence, then regardless of the moment you finished – do the closing series.
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