Mysore Practice is for everybody who wants to learn a traditional and deeply transforming Yoga practice. Traditionally, in India people learn yoga from an experienced practitioner/teacher one-on-one. This is called Parampara. The teacher guides students through postures, and tailores the practice to the unique needs and capabilities of every person. Students only practice postures that the teacher “gives” them. This enables people to develop and expand their experience of yoga at a safe, suitable and sufficiently challenging pace. This is how we continue to share, practice and learn Ashtanga yoga @ Mysore Vienna today.
All classes are practiced and taught ‘Mysore style’.
As a student, this means that you’ll receive direct guidance from your teacher on what postures to practice, and how.
The postures follow set sequences, which will give you what you need over time.
All of us start with the same sequence of postures, but we all practice at our own pace. At first the sequences of postures seem like a lot to learn. With ongoing practice though, you’ll learn the sequence by heart. Then your practice will flow more freely, following the rythm of your own breath. This is where yoga begins to emerge. You won’t need to think about what posture to do next, or wait for someone to tell you. You’ll just know.
You don’t need to worry about getting confused with the sequence of postures. We’ve all been there! Everyone in the room had to learn the same sequence to start with. And your teacher will always assist you. Practice what’s right for you. You may notice people practicing other postures that seem more ‘advanced’. Don’t worry about what other people are doing. ‘Progress’ in this practice isn’t measured by how many postures a person can do, or how they look on the surface. We can’t really measure yoga. It’s more important how well it enhances your life.