The Ashtanga Intermediate Series Chart
Available to download as a tool for your continuing practice. You can use the Ashtanga Intermediate Series Chart to assist you as you are learning the series. Take it slow and make sure to utilise the guidance of an experienced teacher. The Intermediate series is more challenging than the Primary series. It might take you a while to work through these sequences. It is intelligently designed, beginning with the backbend sequence culminating at the beautifully intense kapotasana. Following are twists to realign the spine before deep hip opening with the three leg-behind-the-head postures and the titibasana sequence. Similar to the Primary series which has its most challenging postures, Kurmasana and Suptakurmasana, placed in the middle, the Intermediate series positions Pincha Mayurasana and Karandavasa at the halfway point. Karandavasana in particular is a vinyasa and posture that requires enormous strength and coordination so be patient and practice consistently.
Yoga will cultivate more awareness, humility and connectedness for your life but the Yoga practice is also a call to experience those qualities right now! If you’re not enjoying it, you’re not doing it right!