VINYASA KRAMA YOGA, sequences and subroutines.

This is an ongoing project, my plan being to constantly update the videos presented here with newer, more accurate and hopefully more accomplished presentations of the Sequences and subroutines in Srivatsa Ramaswami's book, as well as adding notes to the individual postures and sequences.


This blog has only just gone LIVE and may be suffering teething problems as I attempt to upload the 120 odd videos of sequences and subroutines over the next couple of weeks. Please let me know if you notice any videos that have been attached to the wrong post or anything else that is clearly unintended.
Most of the videos posted right now are early attempts at the sequences and subroutines and wont correspond exactly to the instructions in Ramaswami's book. I'll try to point those cases out in the post and eventually get around to re-filming the clips.

Friday, 27 August 2010

124. Winding down p. 248 Kapalabhati with hasta (hand ) variations

124. Winding down p. 248 Kapalabhati with hasta (hand ) variations
Hands on knees
Arms above head, fingers interlocked, palms facing upwards
Hands on shoulder blades


  1. are bandhas engaged in these exercises?

  2. Good question. I seem to remember Ramaswami quoting Krishnamacharya as saying something along the lines of there not being much point practicing pranayama without engaging the bandhas. However, my understanding is that Kapalibhati is not strictly speaking pranayama but rather a cleansing technique, a kriya. I do tend to engage mula bandha but perhaps more out of habit. I will ask Ramaswami for more clarification.