Ashtanga Yoga from the Source
Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series with R. Sharath was filmed in New York City during Pattabhi Jois’s 2002 world tour. Our mission was to convey the essence of Pattabhi Jois’s Ashtanga Yoga: continuous movement, dispassionate action, performed with focus, agility and strength. Sharath has been instructed in the practice and teaching of Ashtanga Yoga by Pattabhi Jois (his grandfather) for most of his life. What better place is there to learn, than from the source of Ashtanga Yoga?
What you will see in this DVD is a continuously filmed, three camera shoot, done with a minimum number of edits. We have added a few extra shots, such as an overhead angle, and a few close-ups to present a complete picture of the practice. Three digital camcorders were used in the film sequences, and a digital camera for the stills. You can see all three cameras angles in the ‘split scene’ sequences. The colors are rich and beautiful.
The DVD is designed as a led class; Sharath calls out the practice in a voice over track as he demonstrates, uninterruptedly, the primary series on screen. The DVD menu design allows you to skip to individual asanas, or to play the whole practice. The subtitle track lists the asana names. This DVD will prove to be an important reference work that one can return to again and again when questions arise about specifics of the Primary Series.
Produced and Edited by Dominic Corigliano
Set Direction Caroline Laskow and Mary Wigmore
Graphic Art Design Saskia Vidler
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Ashtanga Yoga Class, Primary Series with Sharath Rangaswamy
Audio CD; Length 72 minutes.