Ashtanga Yoga: Primary Series

9 Primary Series Yoga Videos for Increased Energy

Leslie Vale • March 17, 2015
Legs Behind the Head by Kino MacGregor
1. Legs Behind the Head: A Beginner's Guide for Advanced Poses
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Placing your legs behind your head is a foundation for many asanas. Once you get this principle fully established, you’ll be able to go deeper into many yoga postures. Using Kino MacGregor’s expert advice in this Grokker Premium video, you will be able to break this principle down into its most basic and fundamental aspects. With patience and with practice, you will succeed. For more ways to elevate your practice, watch the rest of Kino’s Insight Yoga series.
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. 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.
4. 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.
5. Stretches to Deepen Backbends
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Here are some easy yoga movements and stretches that will help your back open. I like to do these in the mornings before I start my yoga practice when I feel tight before the practice or in the afternoon if I go for a long walk or a bike ride and my hips feel tight. When doing these movements pay careful attention to the technique and build both the strength and flexibility to support healthy deep backbends in yoga.
6. Upward Facing Dog
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Ashtanga Yoga teacher Kino MacGregor talks you through a safe and effective way to work on Upward Facing Dog position in Ashtanga Yoga.
7. 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.
8. Float Forward from Downward Dog to Handstand
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Learn how to float in handstand or half-handstand position in a sun salutation. When you jump forward from downward dog to standing or uttanasana, you have a chance to catch a little air and find the balance. Remember to jump your hips over the solid foundation of the arms and think forward to get the floaty sensation. Inhale as you jump forward, have faith and fun.
9. Core Strength in Boat Posture
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Kino MacGregor shows you how to safely enter Navasana, Boat Posture. When practicing this movement you will find the depth and power comes from the core of the body. Feel how the legs lift naturally and more effortless when integrated to the center of the body.
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