YOGA SHALA A PISA
L' ARTE + SCIENZE DELLO YOGA
VITALITÀ || FILOSOFIA || PRATICA
COS'È YOGA VINYASA-KRAMA? //
WHAT IS VINYASA-KRAMA YOGA?
Vinyasa-Krama è il lignaggio di श्री Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, il Padre dello Yoga Moderno. Tutte le scuole che insegnano Yoga con enfasi sulla pratica fisica, derivano dal suo insegnamento e reinterpretazione della sistema Ashtanga.
Ashtanga significa gli 8 rami dello Yoga classico come sistematizzato dal saggio antico Patañjali nel testo “gli Yoga Sutra”. Cioè una formula composta dagli 8 rami per ottenere l’illuminazione ed infine la liberazione.
Tuttavia, da allora i tempi sono cambiati e श्री Krishnamacharya ha rivisto le tecniche per il periodo moderno. La innovazione di Vinyasa-Krama ha collegato non solo le posture ma tutti gli 8 rami in una progressione logica dal grezzo al raffinato dell’essere.
Il praticante sposta la sua consapevolezza attraverso le posizioni, ciascuna delle quali ricorda un mito, un saggio, o un concetto filosofico per giungere al momento presente .
Le lezioni Vinyasa, come indicato dal श्री Krishnamacharya sviluppano una pratica personalizzata in un contesto di gruppo. Così si trova un’ esperienza rara in cui il sé diventa dissolto nell’ oceano del respiro “Ujjayi.”
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Vinyasa-Krama is the lineage of श्री Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, the Father of Modern Yoga. Every school that teaches Yoga with an emphasis on the physical practice nowadays, derives from his teaching & reinterpretation of the classical Ashtanga system.
Ashtanga means the 8 aggregates of classical Yoga as systematised by the sage Patañjali in his text “the Yoga Sutras”. In which we find a formula of 8 aggregates whereby the practitioner can attain enlightenment & ultimately liberation.
However, times have since changed & श्री Krishnamacharya revisited the techniques for the modern age. The innovation of Vinyasa-Krama connects not only postures in a flowing sequence but all of the 8 aggregates into a logical progression that leads from the gross level to the subtle of being.
The practitioner thus moves his awareness through different positions, each of which representing an embodiment of a myth, a sage, or a teaching that eventually brings the mind to the present moment.
The Vinyasa lesson, as indicated by श्री Krishnamacharya develops an individual practice in a group context. Therein rests a unique experience where the self is dissolved into an ocean of breath.
Viniyoga || विनियोग || Vinyasa-Krama || विन्यासक्रम || Hatha || हठ || Aśtanga || अष्टाङ्ग
L' ASHTANGA-VINYASA DEL श्री BNS IYENGAR // THE ASHTANGA-VINYASA OF श्री BNS IYENGAR
I have had the honour of studying Ashtanga-Vinyasa with a living legend in Mysore श्री BNS Iyengar. (Not श्री BKS Iyengar who himself is an infamous Yoga master & student / brother-in-law of Krishnamachary. Iyengar is surname which denotes a special lineage of Tamil Sri Vaishnava / Vashishtadvaita Brahmins from South India)
Through the early years of श्री Krishnamacharya’s teaching in the city of Mysore, Karnataka, in India during the 1930s, he experimented with dynamic set sequences of jumping back & forth between postures.
This became the system now known as Ashtanga-Vinyasa, codified by श्री Krishna Pattabhis Jois.
But, there is another of श्री Krishnamachrya’s students & junior contemporary of श्री KP Jois, who at 96 years old is still teaching the complete system of Ashtanga-Vinyasa as learned from श्री Krishnamachrya himself.
श्री BNS Iyengar includes practices beyond Yogasana, like Pranayama, Mudra, & philosophy which are too often neglected in world wide Ashtanga-Vinyasa studios. All following the logical sequential progression.
His sequences differ slightly from those currently promoted by the Jois schools. Iyengar includes certain postures which he jests Pattabhis Jois “forgot” such as Supta Parivrtta Padangustasana.
Iyengar’s method moves forward from Yogasana towards the higher practices of Ashtanga