Ashtanga Yoga DVD by Caroline Klebl
Primary and Intermediate Series
Caroline Klebl’s Instructional Yoga DVD includes detailed instruction in the practice of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, as taught by her Guru in Mysore, India, Sri K Pattabhi Jois. This Yoga DVD includes the Ashtanga Yoga Mantra, which is traditionally chanted prior to the practice and the Sanskrit names of over 70 Yoga Postures. Caroline Klebl’s Yoga DVD is the perfect practice companion for those who are not able to attend a yoga class on a daily basis. By practicing along to this Yoga DVD, one can learn the practice of the Primary Series, in the traditional manner, starting with the Sun Salutations, then continuing with the standing postures, the seated postures and completing the practice with the finishing sequence. This Yoga DVD is available on Amazon.com
Caroline Klebl’s Ashtanga Yoga DVD features two audio tracks, an instructional track and a classical Indian instrumental music track, which features the bansuri (flute) and the tabla (drums). The video was filmed in a serene outdoor setting in Kerala, India. This instructional Yoga video is designed to help all levels of Yoga practitioners easily develop a yoga practice at home. Viewers can experience the over 70 Yoga asanas (yoga postures) that are unique to the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. The video begins with two types of Sun Salutations, or energizing series of Yoga postures, which are linked by vinyasa (breath initiated movements). The practice continues with a set of standing asanas, which stretch and strengthen all of the major muscle groups. The standing asanas are followed by a sequence of seated postures, focusing then on opening the hips, knees, ankles and lower back and strengthening the arms, shoulders and abdominals. This specific sequence of seated postures is designed to purify the internal organs and eliminate disease. The seated sequence is then followed by back bends, which stretch the upper back and shoulders. A set of finishing postures strengthen and calm down the nervous system before the Yoga practice is concluded with seated Pranayama (breathing exercises) and a deep relaxation. The Sanskrit names of the asanas are presented with each posture.