1. Ashtanga is a self practice.
Traditionally, ashtanga yoga is practiced in the Mysore style. This means that each student does his practice according to his knowledge and capabilities. It works like this. When you come to the Mysore class for the first time, they explain to you how to breathe correctly and show the sun salutations. At the next class, you do what you have learned at the previous one, and then the teacher adds you several standing positions. At the next class, they add you some more postures again, etc. You are gradually moving forward in your practice - each person at his own pace according to his mental and physical abilities.
When they come to the group classes of other yoga styles, beginners often feel that they do not have the necessary base, fundamentals. Ashtanga is not the case. We build a strong foundation and only then add up beautiful and strong practice. If you don't have the opportunity to attend Mysore classes in the studio, I regularly teach 3-week online courses
that works in the same way. We gradually learn Half Primary Series in all the nuances together with the help of instructional videos and online meetings