Mysore: The best way to practice Ashtanga
Beyond the continous sense of accomplishment, there are 4 other things that make Mysore, the best way to practice Ashtanga, (and yoga too in our opinion!)
1. Mysore is Flexible
While there are set times that a teacher is present for Mysore, you can come in any time that they are there. For example, our morning Mysore class starts at 6am and runs until 930am. You can come any time after 6am, as long as you are finished your practice by 930am. Furthermore, if you can't make it to a Mysore class that day, you can always practice at home. This is the benefit of a self-practice.
2. Individual Attention
Our teachers will help you focus where you need to, so you can get the maximum benefit you can from your practice
3. Moving Meditation
When practicing Mysore style properly, you focus on the combination of breath and movement, creating a meditative state. If you are able to silence your internal dialogue, then this "moving meditation" will help you clear your mind, allowing you to deepen both your physical and mental self awareness. People often experience a clarity of thought during this time that allows them to comfortably and effortlessly make important life decisions.
4. No physical restriction
It doesnt matter how flexible you are, or how "experienced" with yoga you are, a self practice will meet you where you are, and help you progress from there. There is no minumum fitness level. Just step on the mat, focus, breathe, move, and get better.