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.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

2. On Your feet P.4 Hasta vinyasa (arm movements)

2. OYF P.4 Hasta vinyasa (arm movements)
Part 1

Part 2


  1. Hi Anthony,

    In these standing back bends, was anything mentioned about the head position? I've scanned through the text in the book and nothing seemed obvious (may have missed it though).

    The reason I'm asking is that this vinyasa was one of the first that ever brought my attention to the genius of Krishnamacharya. I have a B&W photo of him teaching a lady wherein she has her head seemingly right back. The book shots, and your movie though seems to show the head upright. Was anything brought to your attention during your time Ramaswami?

    I'm really interested because, when I do this, it feels absolutely lush to drop my head back. I'm dead interested to know whether you think this is detrimental or conducive to the posture.

  2. I'm pretty sure we take the head all the way back. I tend to work up to it though, taking it back fully on the third hand variation or by the third breath when working deeper into the posture. Assuming that's how I picked it up on the course, we would practice tadasana every day.

  3. Thanks Tony. Yes, I've been piecing the Tadasana sequence together daily, each morning since you suggested the '2 week challenge'. In fact it's been about 2 weeks now and has been extremely beneficial to both my Ashtanga practice (currently in the evening) and to a feeling of well-being in general. It is a real gem.