Ashtange Yoga: A Primary Series Guide with David Garrigues (Disc 1)
I enjoy this Ashtanga DVD! I emerged from this yoga practice feeling grounded, happy and open.
Overall, I really find an Ashtanga yoga practice valuable: partly because of the value I find in repeating the same sequences again and again. This repetition enables us to see our ever changing selves against a stationary backdrop: the repeated sequences. Some days you flow through them easily, other days its a struggle. Each time you are challenged to embrace yourself just where you are.
In this DVD especiallly, I felt the stability and predictibility of the vinyasa flows. I enjoyed the way that each sequence in an Ashtanga practice is ended by (and connected with) Down Dog held calmly over and over again for 5 breaths, the way that all postures needed for the body to unwind are addressed! The direction and voice over in this DVD are soothing and instructive. This yoga DVD is appropriate for Intermediate and Advanced students Bbeginners to yoga can refer to this while using modifications respecting your limitations).