On which days should you avoid ashtanga practice?

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Date created: Mon, May 3, 2021 6:12 PM
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Ashtanga yoga practitioners do not practice on the days of the new or full moon (learn why).

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In the Ashtanga Yoga method it is recommended that you practice six days a week. Traditionally the six day a week practice was meant to be done in what is known as “Mysore Style”. In this method of practice you follow your own breath and movement not the guidance of a teacher leading a class through the same movements.

Ashtanga yoga practitioners do not practice on the days of the new or full moon (learn why). Rest on the day on which your regular practice time is nearest the new or full moon. Check your local studio's observed moon days. Tuesday, January 12 (new) Thursday, January 28 (full)

So if you practise Ashtanga in the morning and then go for a run in the evening (for example), your muscles might not have had enough time to rest before you’re asking them to work intensely again. So should we avoid all other activities on the days that we practise Ashtanga yoga? How to know if you should cheat on Ashtanga Yoga?!

The traditional method also asks you to practice six days a week, which is an often daunting task. There are then lifestyle and diet changes that are recommended for more committed Ashtangis, including following a plant-based diet and practicing early in the morning. Ashtanga Yoga isn’t for everyone. And yet, perhaps it is.

Traditionally, Ashtanga is practiced 6 days a week with moon days and ladies holiday (first 3 days of period) off. The Internal Work Must Be Done Daily “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”-Zig Ziglar

Not practicing for 3–4 consecutive days will have its consequences. It’s going to hurt once you get back! When you make it a priority and be a good student, it will return the favor.

” . . . the practice (if it could) assumes that you are going to practice daily and move into the intermediate series within a couple of years” Haha! I started my Ashtanga Vinyasa practice at the age of 59 and three years later I still dream of being allowed to do any of the intermediate series, because I’m just not ready, so I’m ...

You return each morning (6 days a week traditionally!) to practise the same sequence at your own pace; The teacher is there to support and assist, but doesn’t guide you through your practice – you memorise your sequence and practise independently

According to midwife Safire Naranjo, practicing Ashtanga in the first trimester will NOT put you at increased risk for miscarrying. I think this is one of the biggest reasons women abstain from practice during their first trimester – the fear of miscarriage.

2. Observe Rest Days: Full and New moon days, Ladie’s Holiday (the first three days of menstruation) and one day completely off per week are standard yogi rest days. Never practice if you have a fever. Some Ashtangis do not practice on the same days they travel. Ashtanga is a demanding practice and rest days are necessary for recovery. 3. Hydration: It is vitally important to be well hydrated for yoga. This usually begins the day before your practice. Avoid alcohol, salty and processed foods.

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