Ashtanga Yoga: Minimum Daily Requirement

Kate ODonnell

Pattabhi Jois noted that a full practice, up to 90 minutes or more, is sometimes not possible amongst the duties of daily life. His MDR, Minimum Daily Requirement, includes Suryanamskara A and B, 3 times each, and the final 3 seated postures. Get your heart rate up, sit and breath, take rest- and you’re done! This 15-minute sequence was said to be a complete practice unto itself. Consider making a commitment to this practice 6x/week, rather than going all-out once a week. Slow and steady wins the race.