These Asatanga Primary Series Flash Cards are a must have yoga book for anyone attending Ashtanga “Myore Style” self practice classes. For a self practice class, or practicing on your own at home, you will need to learn and memorise the whole sequence without a teacher instructing you. This is the way that the Primary Series sequence was traditionally taught.
You will also find these flash cards useful if attending a traditional Ashtanga Primary Series led class. An Ashtanga yoga led class is the traditional 90-minute class, which is counted in Sanskrit and takes you through a full Led Primary Series. Students are led through the vinyasas in a continuous fashion, with an emphasis on breath counts. The teacher guides you on the proper pacing and sequencing of the practice. However, in these led classes all asana names are given in Sanksrit and the instructions for each asana are often very brief. It is, therefore, beneficial to have some background knowledge of the Sanskrit asana names and how to perform the asanas.
The concise information presented in these yoga flash cards means that they are also a great reference for Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training.