Developing the Salute to the Sun, Jumping through
and Jumping back, Back bending and Inversions
Vinyasa Unlocked is a unique series of Yoga workshops that will enable you to learn and practice the different stages for graceful movements: simple and practical methods for improving Suryanamaskara through to Viparita Chakrasana.
The concept behind these techniques is to help balance flexibility and strength throughout the body. We need to develop both at the same time so that our stability and grace with all vinyasa is improved. Just as we aim to balance the inhalation and exhalation in our practice, the masculine and feminine and the Sun and Moon, it is essential that we seek to balance these qualities at the most basic level of the body. If you can develop your strength and flexibility equally, you can also begin to balance these energies in the subtle body and spiritually.
2 DVD set, 4 hours 24 minutes
The first DVD in this set includes great details for developing:
ૐ the Salute to the Sun,
ૐ jumping through and jumping back,
ૐ headstand, forearm balance and handstand,
ૐ back bending and drop backs, and
ૐ the reverse wheel or tic-tacs.
The second DVD includes a range of supporting exercises on:
ૐ core strength,
ૐ shoulder and upper back flexibility,
ૐ leg strength and front body flexibility,
ૐ variations on all the Salutes, and
ૐ Nauli Kriya and the three Bandha.
This DVD is the first of a series of flowing Asana practices designed by Matthew Sweeney. Chandra Krama is intended as a support to your regular weekly Yoga practice, whether it is Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga or some other style or tradition.
The Moon Sequence is a gentle flowing Vinyasa form accessible for all levels. Although this sequence was originally intended for practice on the Full Moon, the New Moon and during the menstrual cycle, it is appropriate at any time for women and men.
This sequence emphasizes the hips, groin, lower spine and abdomen, which will feel awake and alive after moving through the postures. It takes pressure off the neck, shoulders and wrists and is useful as a regular alternative to the intensity of traditional Ashtanga Yoga. Whether old or young, this sequence is great for any age.
Experience the ancient method of Yoga retold in these
five flowing Vinyasa Series.
They are called the Moon Sequence, the Lion Sequence, the Bound
Sequence, the Flying Sequence and the Fifth Sequence. Each series
emphasises different aspects of the body and mind to create an overall
Yoga program for any level of ability. They progress through basic,
intermediate and advanced asana. The first two series are a great
introduction to Yoga for the beginner and the later series offer
inspiring possibilities for the experienced practitioner. Alternatives
are provided for each of the sequences with practical and safe guidance
for adapting to many individual difficulties and injuries. Each of the
sequences is linked to specific breathing and meditation techniques
which are accessible and safe for all levels. In addition this book
provides a comprehensive visual asana library displaying over 850
individual postures. Vinyasa Krama is an extensive one of a kind
resource for teachers and students of any Yoga tradition.
This updated 2nd Edition of the book is now printed in an easy to use A4 portrait style, similar to As It Is.
Most of the book has been updated, including some of the written text, the Mula Bandha section and some details on Pranayama. Each of the sequences has been refined and adjusted, in particular the sequencing and postures for Chandra Krama and Simha Krama have been changed and some small corrections to each of the other series. Vinyasa Krama is now greatly improved.
If you have a previous copy I do recommend purchasing the 2nd version, unfortunately I cannot offer a discount through the website. Any student attending one of my workshops with a signed copy of the first edition (A3) can get a discount for the new version.
This book is a comprehensive guide to the first four
of Ashtanga Yoga: Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A and
B as taught by Shri Krishna Pattabhi Jois. To date this
only book available which details all of the first four
traditional sequences of Ashtanga Yoga.
The third edition of Ashtanga Yoga As It Is contains an
extensive range of new material, providing many relevant
techniques on breathing, Asana, Bandha and Drishti. It
insight into the practical application of Yoga
including information on the Chakra, Granthi, Nadi and
sutras of Patanjali. The photographic section of the
visually depicts all of the postures, movements and
the first four traditional sequences. It also presents
correct Sanskrit transliterations and the traditional
counting for every posture. The first two editions of
(which are currently out of print) are a simple and
visual presentation of only the Asana for the
Ashtanga Yoga As It Is provides an exploration of both
physical and psychological aspects of the practice. It
shed light on some core Yoga concepts and relevant self
development principles. It covers the main points of the
Ashtanga tradition including many previously unwritten
advocated by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. This is a one of a
to the traditional Vinyasa method.
Printed on black and white satin durable paper, the book
presented in an A4 (29x21cm) landscape format. It is
bound which makes it ideal for placing beside the Yoga
Are you having trouble remembering the Ashtanga postures and movements? Have you ever tried practicing by following the instruction from a DVD? Are you looking for an alternative which doubles as an art piece that will enhance your living space or practice space?
The traditional Ashtanga Yoga Series, Primary in Poster format.
This large and beautiful A0 sized poster are ideal for students and Yoga schools to display on their walls. Photographed in B&W each poster is a work of art, with clear, easy to follow details of all the relevant movements and breaths between postures. Each poster includes the correct Sanskrit transliterations and the traditional Vinyasa counting for every posture. A one-stop practice guide!