What to expect in this video?
Ronald and yoginis Katja and Kumiko invite you to practice the second third of the Primary Series with them. Ronald will count you through these first half of the Primary Series, otherwise known as Yoga Chikitsa. Katja shows a variant of the vinyasas where you do not need to bend your knees completely, or if for any other reason the traditional form does not work for you.
This video is a complete practice in itself. You can start and end with the guidance of the video, or you can first practice your Sun Salutations and the standing postures before joining the video at the end of your practice.
In der AYI-Method we believe that each person and every body is unique. For this reason, it is important to find the right form for each practitioner. We are convinced of the power of the Ashtanga Vinyasa practice and we love the beauty of its rhythm and flow.
This is why we are showing the comparison of these two forms. Katja is demonstrating a form that is useful if you are unable to bend your knee completely and Kumiko is showing what the traditional form of the practice looks like.
Your form. Your breath. Your practice.
We feel that the most important part of developing a personal practice is finding your form. Only when the practice meets you where you are and brings you further is that practice truly yours. When the movements flow and feel good, you have developed an advanced practice because it means that you have been able to cultivate your own form. In this video you will see new forms for the vinyasas as well as asanas. We invite you to explore these new forms for yourself and discover how they may or may not work for you. Perhaps one or another switch out can make the world of difference in your daily practice. The willingness to adapt and appreciate your own uniqueness is a very advanced practice indeed.
For whom is this video?
This specific video will help you find a form if you are having knee trouble and are looking for a switch out for your normal vinyasas.
The flip vinyasa is also interesting of you want to strengthen your core. Ronald highly recommends this form. Try it out: you will see how this flip vinyasa can be a valuable asset to your practice toolbox. Moreover, it's a fun way to experience the transition between postures.
- Minute 01:55 - Opening mantra
- Minute 04:25 - Vinyasa to the first seated posture
- Minute 04:48 - Ardha Baddha Padma Pascimottanasana
- Minute 06:35 - Tryang Mukha Eka Pada Pascimottanasana
- Minute 08:30 - Janu Sirsasana A
- Minute 10:16 - Janu Sirsasana B
- Minute 12:05 - Janu Sirsasana C
- Minute 13:54 - Marichyasana A
- Minute 15:38 - Marichyasana B
- Minute 17:26 - Marichyasana C
- Minute 19:00 - Marichyasana D
- Minute 20:40 - Navasana
- Minute 22:42 - Closing mantra
- Minute 24:24 - Shavasana
Have fun practicing! Share your experiences or feedback with the AYI Community by posting your comments below. We look forward to hearing from you!
Many thanks to OGNX for the apparel (teacher and students).