Ashtanga yoga, a traditional form of yoga passed down to Sri K. Pattabhi Jois from Krishnamacharya, is known for its series and their increasing difficulty and intensive practice.
Sometimes in all of the mythology surrounding Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, from Pattabhi Jois himself, to Madonna being an ashtangi, we forget how beautiful the Ashtanga primary series is in-and-of itself.
For a really beautiful example of the primary series, and a taste of Ashtanga and what it’s about, check out this video of yogini Bibi Lorenzetti. Bibi skillfully and gracefully makes her way through part of the Ashtanga primary series, reminding us how simply beautiful yoga can be.
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Video Credit: Alessandro Sigismondi