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About the Practice
Yogastha Sadhana
A mordern raja vinyasa yoga practice
Yogastha Sadhana is unique in that its foundation is rooted in the T. Krishnamacharya lineage with blended influences from his students, Sri K. Pattabi Jois of Ashtanga Vinyasa and B.K.S. Iyengar of Iyengar Yoga. Modifications and the use of yoga props (blocks, straps, and blankets) emphasize the importance of building a solid foundation in each asana while linking one posture to the next with a focus on breath control that is vinyasa. Holding each asana for a 5-breath count allows for the opportunity to discover what each asana has to reveal, while effectively regulating the nervous system through the inhalation and exhalation of deep breathing. With the continuation of practice and intentions set on healing, inner conflict resolves in the light found from Self-discovery.

Another valuable offering with the Yogastha Sadhana method is the emphasis on building community, or sangha. Coming together for a group class allows for cumulating supportive energy, realizing our potential, and inspiring us more. With modifications available, beginners and advanced practitioners can come together as individuals working towards a common goal of Self-discovery. With community comes support, and Mokshanam offers a home shala, or studio, as a sacred space for everyone to humbly embrace for support.

Postural adjustments and assists are becoming a lost art in modern-day yoga studios but remain an integral part of the teachings presented with Mokshanam. An adjustment is placing the body in the direction of the correct anatomical alignment for further development in the method. Assists are given so that the practitioner can experience a posture to a further depth in support of already established alignment. Of course, both come with the building of trust between teacher and student, and asking questions pertaining to assists and adjustments given can greatly aid in the development.

There are 5 series in the Yogastha practice, 4 structured series, and 1 unstructured series. With the development of the established series practice, the intuitive movement of the unstructured 5th series reveals itself as an embodied expression of one's freedom through the art of movement. The 5th series practice is the reminder that while 4 series are for remaining grounded in the fundamentals of sadhana, creativity is equally to be enjoyed by turning the asana practice back over to the knowledgeable practitioner. Freedom through the art of yoga.

Be sure to check out the Getting Started page for more details about the presentation of Yogastha Sadhana.
Todd Geiser
Founder of Yogastha Sadhana

With over 20 years of experience as a dedicated practitioner and full-time teacher, Todd created the Yogastha Sadhana practice to support all aspirants seeking to begin or expand their yoga journey. He has published several books regarding yoga as a practice and philosophy, including the Yogastha Sadhana Practice Manual. Todd currently teaches private classes and offers workshops/retreats to the students he works with.
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