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Move it at Home: David Swenson's Ashtanga Yoga: First Series

Move it at Home: David Swenson's Ashtanga Yoga: First Series

David Swenson is an incredibly well-known yoga instructor and practitioner. He began practicing when he was 13 and was introduced to Ashtanga at 19 by David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff (also very well known). Plus he studied with K. Pattabhi Jois, the master of Ashtanga.

His DVD, Ashtanga Yoga: First Series, available through Amazon for $24.95, is wonderful whether you are first learning or have been practicing for years.

There's a 30 minute intro explaining the foundations of the practice. Immediately following is the complete fully guided First Series, in the traditional flowing rhythm essential to Ashtanga Yoga. Ending with a guided deep relaxation, the series is about 1 1/2 hours long.

David's delivery of the basic principles is clear and down-to-earth. It's easy to follow along, and I love that he offers modifications so all levels of yogis will be able to follow along.

I definitely recommend this video if you want to learn First Series, or if you've already fallen in love with it. It's challenging both physically and mentally, yet very rewarding.

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mem952 mem952 8 years
is he wearing that outfit throughout the whole DVD? that is the first question i need answering.
kevindineen kevindineen 10 years
Ashtanga is my favorite kind of yoga. I'm a skier and it really helps loosen up my tight hamstrings. I use this video when I'm travelling.
Beaner Beaner 10 years
Absolutley, hands down - an amazing video. He explains things in a way that you can follow easily, so it really helps you learn the correct sequence of postures.
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