Introduction to Ashtanga
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.
The Primary Series
Richard guides students through an in-depth study of Ashtanga Vinyasa’s primary series of postures. With inspiring precision, he demonstrates the continuous dynamic flow, and the internal forms and techniques that characterize this type of yoga. As he demonstrates each posture, his clear explanation of alignment and form facilitates an understanding of how the postures may be approached. The Primary Series will help ignite your inner fire and awaken the nervous system to its natural vital state. A must for anyone interested in Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga.
The Intermediate Series
Richard has achieved international acclaim for his graceful mastery of the Ashtanga Vinyasa form of yoga. In this DVD he builds on his presentation of postures in The Primary Series. In a continuous dynamic flow of remarkable precision, combined with breathing techniques that characterize this form, he explores postures that create radiant health and joy, and spark spontaneous moments of meditation.
The Intermediate Series is a high-quality production for students who have mastered the primary series and are ready to explore new horizons in their yoga practice.
The Ashtanga Yoga Collection
The breath and body move as one in the Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga tradition. This classical path harnesses the power of the postures to reveal the pure awareness, freedom, and depth of all that is yoga. In The Ashtanga Yoga Collection Richard masterfully guides you through this union of breath, alignment, and flowing postures as it was taught to him by K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India.
An indispensable resource for students of all levels, this boxed set includes
Introduction to Ashtanga. Foundational techniques that combine breath, movement, and meditation to help you develop strength, flexibility, and self-observation.
The Primary Series. Postures to ignite your inner fire, and awaken your nervous system to its natural, vital state.
The Intermediate Series. A dynamic flow of powerful postures that create radiant health and joy, and spark spontaneous moments of meditation.
Unfolding the Secret Breath
Pranayama—which means “to release life energy from its bounds”—is the central practice that will lead you to the true promise of yoga: the experience of freedom itself. When performed correctly, this powerful form of breath work reveals the intricate web of your thoughts, physiology, and energetic patterns, helping you learn to quiet the mind, heighten receptivity, and open to the intrinsic radiance of being. This set features six video sessions with Richard Freeman plus a wealth of lessons and exercises. Unfolding the Secret Breath will teach you advanced meditative techniques that will serve as a solid base for a longstanding practice.