Ashtanga Yoga: Primary Series

10 Primary Series Yoga Videos for Yoga Sequencing

Leslie Perryman • May 13, 2015
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1. Jumping In & Out of Arm Pressure Posture
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Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor, describes the process of learning Buja Pidasana from the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. The complete movement involves jumping into the posture and full jumping back.
2. Shoulder Alignment
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Healthy placement and use of the shoulders is crucial to developing a strong structural foundation. Downward facing dog is a great position to learn this ideal alignment. Follow a simple exercise to strengthen your shoulders and build the upper body strength needed for arm balances and inversions and healthy shoulders.
3. Balancing Lotus Position
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A viewer from Taiwan asked me to share tips on how to get the legs through in Garba Pindasana, or Embryo in the Womb Pose. The student said that he felt like his legs were too big to get his hands through. Many people feel just like this. Check out the clip to see some tips and tricks on how find the space to wiggle your hands through in Garbha Pindasana.
4. Proper Alignment in Triangle Pose
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Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor goes over the best alignment for Triangle posture, known in Sanskrit as Trikonasana from the Standing Postures in the Ashtanga Yoga method.
5. Revolved Side Angle Pose
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Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor breaks down the method to work on Parsvakonasnaa B, or Revolved Side Angle Pose.
6. Strong Core & Strong Mind
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These are some core strengthening and upper body building movements that help you feel the articulation of a flexed spine. I would recommend this as a warm up or an afternoon research movement, not in place of the actual yoga practice. Doing movements like these can really help you to move your body with strength and ease.
7. Forearm Headstand Balance Strengthening
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Ashtanga Yoga teacher Kino MacGregor shows you how to strengthen your shoulder for headstand and forearm balance, known in Sanskrit as Sirsasana and Pinchamayurasana. Keep the solid the foundation of the shoulders fully in place to support the neck.
8. Healthy Shoulder Alignment in Wide Stance Forward Bend
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Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor talks about healthy shoulder alignment in Ashtanga Yoga Standing Posture Prasarita Padottanasana C, or Wide Stance Forward Bend Posture.
9. Jump Back from Posture of Marichi
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Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor, shows you how to safely and effectively work Marichyasna A, or Posture of Marichi, from the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series.
10. Standing Up and Dropping Back
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Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor, shows you how to safely enter backbends from standing, dropping back and coming back up with ease and grace. Build the strength needed to move safely into this challenging movement.
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