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Season 2 - Episode 11

Ashtanga Led Primary: 1st Half

75 min - Practice


Dylan guides us in the first half of the led Ashtanga Primary Series. With the traditional counted breath guiding our practice, we cultivate steadiness, ease, and efficiency.
What You'll Need: Mat


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Thank you so much, what a delightful pace and I most appreciate that you included the closing mantra...its elusive! --have a lbeautiful day!
Michelle Thanks so much for the appreciation. The closing mantra is elusive! But it is far older and more wide-spread than the opening mantra, which is specific to the modern Ashtanga practice. No one can be sure where the closing mantra came from. Rumors that it appears in the Rg Veda are false; it's just not in there. But it is seriously ancient and it may very well be the introduction of the incredibly popular -- "Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu" (May all (beings within) the realms be joyous)  I'm glad pacing suits you and be in touch with any comments or queries. Keep practicing and LSSB ;) 

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Hi again Dylan,
That´s a thoughtful reply - thank you!  "Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu" was the first Sanskrit, after the Om, which totally resonated with me and always sounds so familiar and somehow just right!I´m getting more into chanting - for years I found it barely possible to lie in Savasana! but now I l often find myself just sitting singing at the end of my practice - and sometimes spontaneously throughout-not very Ashtangi perhaps haha! 
Im looking forward to trying the second half of primary class!
have a beautiful day

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Thank you … this has started me on my Ashtanga journey ….
Thank you Dylan. Im doing your practise to go to Peter Sansons workshop end of Dec - Jan here in NZ. My left leg has ben very tight and now after your practise i feel the fascia has woken up. Thank you so much. I will go and find the closing mantra to practise. Om Shanti. Tina
ELIZABETH most welcome! Blessings on the path and enjoy the ride! 
Tina Anderson thanks so much for giving this a go! I think you'll find my approach compatible with your work with Peter. I am curious about the tight leg however. I really want you to take good care of that and make sure that it all feels easy and healing. Please give me a message with details as I'd love to keep that on the mend until you see Peter. Looking forward.

First time I've ever followed an Ashtanga lesson.  It was tough, found it challenging, had to adapt a lot along the way and even pause on occasions but loved it!  I found the breath counting really hypnotic to the point that I achieved asanas that I didn't know I could!  At the age of 54 I just love still exploring new practice and continually challenging myself although I think after this I'll need a Yin Yoga practice tomorrow! :)  Thank you again for these teachings and I love the fact that you include these wonderful mantras. 

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