Ashtanga Online Course (Healing Alignment)

Sunday, 11. April – Sunday, 02. May
(in English)

This course is for all yoga enthusiasts and teachers alike. Overcome unhealthy patterns of practice and understand the meaning of asana practice.

This ashtanga online course is an overview of Grischa’s principles for practicing and teaching Ashtanga which come from 20 years of continuous individual Mysore teaching based on his studies with teachers like Richard Freeman and Maty Ezraty.

We will analyze the benefits and risks of many positions and vinyasas of the Ashtanga method. We will work out central basic principles of Ashtanga practice that allow you to recognize and solve the causes of problems in your yoga practice yourself.

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This ashtanga online course is an overview of Grischa's principles for practicing and teaching Ashtanga which come from 20 years of continuous individual Mysore teaching based on his studies with teachers like Richard Freeman and Maty Ezraty.

We will analyze the benefits and risks of many positions and vinyasas of the Ashtanga method. We will work out central basic principles of Ashtanga practice that allow you to recognize and solve the causes of problems in your yoga practice yourself. We can also address specific questions that you have encountered in your own practice. This course is extremely useful for all yoga practitioners. Understanding the nature of typical injuries helps preventing them. Grischa will utilize many examples for demonstrating typical causes of injuries and how to avoid them. Even long-term problems should disappear after a just few days of practice without causing re-inujuries.

The major topics of the four sessions:

  1. Healing the practice from within (session 1)
  2. Healing knees, ankles, hips (session 2)
  3. Healing forward bends and twists (session 3)
  4. Healing backbends (session 4)

Examples of injuries in yoga

  • Pain at the base of the sit bones
  • strains on the back of the legs (bending forward, especially Prasarita Padottanasana)
  • Lower back pain (often back bends, but also incorrect forward bends)
  • Knee pain (lotus shapes, poorly executed standing positions, etc.)
  • Wrists (caturanga, etc.)
  • Cervical spine, shoulders and neck (Ekam, Trini, Caturanga, Urdhva Mukha Shvanasana, etc. etc.)
  • Vanity (pride in meaningless achievements)
  • ... the list is of course longer, but fortunately not endless

If such symptoms occur through practice, their causes must be recognized and remedied and they will reliably disappear.