I am very happy with this dvd. There is a practice here that is good general instruction from which a person could design a personal practice. Sure it would better to have personal instruction from a “live” teacher but the whole point of media is to make available the information if it cannot be directly transmitted person to person. I want to thank Richard Pendry from London who made this documentary. Richard is a BBC film maker who directed his skills on to this project. It is documentary style that tells a story as it goes. It outlines as best he could the principles of personal practice. Richard was a practitioner of the Ashtanga Vinyasa type standardized asana. He came to my class and soon saw that it was essential to add the other principles of Krishnamacharya’s Yoga teaching to ensure that the Ashtanga sequencing becomes authentic personal practice, safe and powerful, the “direct embrace of Nurturing Source.” So thank you Richard for your fantastic effort one afternoon at Triyoga, London. Thank you too for Christine McCaull who loves Yoga and organized the packaging and distribution world wide.
I particulary like the sub plot of the couple adapting to Yoga as the mutual accord between them. It is a too common story of a man being intimidated by his slim beautiful wife’s prowess in asana. He cannot see the relavance to him. It is even a threat to the continuity of their intimacy. He only feels awkward and is unable to acheive the standardized postures he is shown in the conventional Yoga studios. So we showed him how to do his own Yoga. Ofcourse he comes alive and very content to know that he CAN do his own Yoga. It enlivens his life, deepens their realtionship as strength receiving, as non dual intimacy and probably saves their marriage.
Please see this. I did want Richard to add pranayama to the prtactice, which ofcourse we did at the live session. But somehow it did not make it on to the final cut. We saw the beautiful state of Yoga in the pranayama and meditation of the couple adapting to Yoga. For the first time. We saw how Real Yoga is so easily achieved by everyOne.