Vinyasa Krama Brush Strokes
Vinyasa Krama in the tradition of Krishnamacharya is a beautiful, artistically expressive and highly adaptable system. The āsana practice involves hundreds of shorter sub series inside 11 major umbrella series plus winding down procedures and mudras. This section guides you through some of those key sub series for personal exploration in your own practice...the brush strokes in the art of yoga.
Tataka Mudrā: The pond gesture
Tataka Mudra lengthens the spine, teaches the foundations of bandha to benefit of the organs and concentration and is a wonderful way to prepare for other mudra and pranayama techniques.
Jaṭhara Parivṛtti 1: The Belly twist
Jaṭhara Parivṛtti 1 (The belly twist) is a lateral movement that uses feedback from the floor and breath to stabilize bandha in the abdomen asymmetrically. This is well sequenced after tadaka mudra and another way to introduce bandha intelligently into your practice.
Leg and Arm Lifts Part 1
This video teaches common portions of the supine series including
leg and arm lifts 1 and 2
urdhva prasarita pada hastasana 1 and 2
supta padangustasana 1-4
jathara parvrtta 2 and 3
counter pose: dwi pada pitham
Ākuñcanāsana sub series (Sarvāṅgāsana variations)
This video teaches the Ākuñcanāsana sub series of Sarvāngāsana (shoulder stand) as part of the supine series. Begin by entering the lying down position through one of the lead sequence suggestions. The video begins with three preparations for Sarvāṅgāsana then goes through Ākuñcanāsana vinyasas t...