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The scientific study of Ashtanga Yoga

A new University of London study shows that just 8 weeks of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga has significant effects on a practitioners physical and mental health. Charlie Taylor-Rugman, a Pattabhi Jois-Authorised Ashtanga teacher, gathered a sample group of complete beginners and taught them the Ashtanga Primary Series once a week for 8 weeks. Each week students were guided through Sun Salutations, standing postures, then Dandasana, Paschimottanasana and Purvottanasana and three seated finishing poses and final relaxation.

After 8 weeks participants demonstrated significant improvements in upper body and core endurance; trunk and hamstring flexibility; shoulder flexibility and ankle-calf flexibility, aswell as a reduction in total body fat percentage. Results also suggested beneficial effects on subjects mental wellbeing.

I am now teaching workshops explaining the findings of the study and showing you and your students how you can get the maximum beneift from practicing Ashtanga Yoga. CONTACT ME now to find out more.