This instructional Yoga video is designed to help all levels of Yoga practitioners easily develop a yoga practice at home. Viewers can experience the over 70 Yoga asanas (yoga postures) that are unique to the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. The video begins with two types of Sun Salutations, or energizing series of Yoga postures, which are linked by vinyasa (breath initiated movements). The practice continues with a set of standing asanas, which stretch and strengthen all of the major muscle groups. The standing asanas are followed by a sequence of seated postures, focusing then on opening the hips, knees, ankles and lower back and strengthening the arms, shoulders and abdominals. This specific sequence of seated postures is designed to purify the internal organs and eliminate disease. The seated sequence is then followed by back bends, which stretch the upper back and shoulders. A set of finishing postures strengthen and calm down the nervous system before the Yoga practice is concluded with seated Pranayama (breathing exercises) and a deep relaxation. The Sanskrit names of the asanas are presented with each posture. There are two audio tracks, an instructional track and a classical Indian instrumental music track, which features the bansuri (flute) and the tabla (drums).
This video was filmed in a serene outdoor setting in Kerala, India.
Caroline Klebl, Ph.D., teaches Yoga courses, retreats and teacher training programs within the US and internationally. She learned Yoga asana in India from renowned Yoga guru, Sri K Pattabhi Jois for over nine years. Photographs of her yoga postures have been featured in magazines all over the world and in numerous yoga calendars. She founded and directs "Source of Yoga", which offers internationally recognized 200 and 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs.
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