the rhythm of Ashtanga practice

One of the beauties of the Ashtanga vinyasa yoga is the logic of its sequencing. The postures build on one another, with each serving as the prerequisite, or the "prep pose," to the next asana.

My teacher, Paul Dallaghan, draws a stunning comparison between the Ashtanga practice and the rhythms of the day, starting from dawn at Sun Salutations, to dusk at our finishing sequences.