Ashtanga Primary Series
Angeles Moreno, 2009
Acrylic on canvas
60.5 x 72 inches
Original Artwork donated to Downtown Yoga Shala (on permanent exhibition)
Ashtanga = “eight aspects yoga”: the path of complete spiritual development: moral codes, self-purification / study, posture, breath control, sense control, intention, meditation and contemplation. The first or Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga in the Tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois is called Yoga Chikitsa, which means Yoga Therapy, realigns the spine, detoxifies the body, and builds strength, flexibility and stamina.