**In this class you’ll flow through Sun Salutations and complete a defined series of standing, balancing, and seated postures held for five cycles of breath. Ashtanga utilizes Ujjayyi breathing or victorious breath, as your source of focus and power.**
Ashtanga Yoga links 4 of the 8 limbs of yoga in one practice. The aim is to create harmony in our physical (posture), energetic (breath), emotional (withdrawal of senses), and mental (concentration) aspects of our being as a human. This class will end with meditation, the 5th link in the 8 limbs.
*All levels are welcome.*
~ Improve flexibility
~ Increase body awareness
~ Build physical & mental strength
~ Develop body-breath connection
~ Engage joints/muscles of entire body
~ Calm mind and nervous system
~ Promote mental clarity & inner peace
~ Feel deeper connection to self
**About the teacher:**
Maysaa is a student of life and teaches from the heart. She found her way onto the yogic path through an extracurricular course during her time at Wayne State University, where she earned her BS in Psychology- and a new perspective on being. Yoga taught her self-acceptance and the power of the present moment. Science proved to her that the effects of yogic techniques can be tested, and recent research has found it to be incredibly effective.
Maysaa is passionate about making a difference no matter how small. Her intention is to help each student benefit in their own unique way and to create lasting change within themselves that will ripple out into the world around them. She invites students to the practice as they are, recognizing their current abilities and limitations without judgement to discover and reach their full potential.
*“The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.”*
~Ralph Waldo Emerson