Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga with Richard Freeman
Build a foundation or your yoga practice with this Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga DVD.
Particularly useful to beginners and those looking for a less vigorous practice than that contained in The Primary Series DVD, Introduction to Ashtanga introduces you to Ashtanga’s core postures and clearly demonstrates how the vinyasa system works. In this hour-long introduction Richard details the Sun Salutation and linking postures that make the Ashtanga Vinyasa series flow gracefully as they awaken deep levels of meditation within. Moving from standing to seated to finishing postures, the video includes a balanced practice based on the traditional primary series.
Appropriate for students of all levels - excellent for beginners.
Duration: 120 mins
Richard Freeman has been a student of yoga since 1968. He has spent nearly nine years in Asia studying various traditions which he incorporates into the Ashtanga yoga pracice as taught by his principal teacher, K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Richard's background includes studying Sufism in Iran, Zen and Vipassana Buddhist practice, Bhakti and traditional Hatha yogain India. Starting in 1974 he also began an in-depth study of Iyengar yoga, which eventually led him to Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Richard is an avid student of both Western and Eastern philosophy, as well as Sanskrit. His ability to juxtapose various viewpoints, without losing the depth and integrity of each, has helped him develop a unique, metaphorical teaching style. Richard is the founder of the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado which is his teaching home base.