Rocket Yoga is a fast-paced and Dynamic style of yoga based on Ashtanga from K. Pattabhi Jois. Rocket Yoga (1, 2, 3) classes follow the same poses and sequence as Ashtanga’s primary and intermediate series but at a faster pace. Another difference between Rocket and Ashtanga are student are allowed to modify or alter traditional poses they find more challenging due to skill level, injury, or body structure.
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The Rocket is divided into Rocket I, Rocket II and Rocket III which each focus on targeted body strength and flexibility:
- The Rocket I series is based on the Modified Primary Series and is practiced on Monday and Thursday (instead of the Primary Series).
- The Rocket II is based on the Intermediate series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and is practiced on Tuesday and Wednesday.
- Rocket III (aka “Happy Hour”) is a combination of the seated Rocket I and Rocket II and is typically practiced on Friday.
- On Sunday Typically, the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series would be practiced and optionally on Thursday. As in the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga, Saturday was the day to rest from physical forms of yoga.
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