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Ashtanga Yoga Full Primary Series

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This is the ashtanga yoga full primary series in its traditional form, taught and counted by Jeff Lichty. If you have never seen or done the full primary series, you may want to watch this video in its entirety first. This is an advanced class that pushes even the advanced yoga student. It moves quickly and demands great strength, flexibility, focus and a knowledge of the sanskrit names. It would also help to do this class in full with someone in person before following this video.

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DonnaW
April 22, 2021
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I have done ashtanga for a while, but with tight hips, it sure makes (all) yoga challenging. This is a great class and I love the counting as it assures you keep on track. Your calming voice helps make the class that much more enjoyable. Glad this was added to the site.

choco_noire07
August 23, 2020
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A very very deep stretch with lot of relief and flex poses. My body feels so great and my joints are much more smooth after this class. Thank you so much for the clear instructions and reminders to breath in and out for each pose

jjstarn
October 4, 2018
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I wanted to buy the audio of the full primary series for when I'm off line, but it seems only the half series is available. Am I missing something? It's a fantastic practice!

LReyle
January 31, 2018
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This was an awesome class. I've done it a couple times now, and I've developed some of my own modifications that keep me safe while helping me progress toward the fullest expression of a pose. Thank you for your hard work and careful instructions.

I would also love to see some intermediate videos. What if you broke down this class into sections (sun salutations, twists, floor work, lotus series, etc) and described the proper alignment in each pose as well as modifications (like you did in your beginner videos but more systematically). Or you could create Mysore-method style videos for each pose that break down each posture individually, allowing us to begin to approach Ashtanga yoga the way you did.

bnick
January 27, 2018
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Great class! Even though I am new to Ashtanga I could still follow along with many modifications. Definitely need more intermediate classes as this one is extremely challenging. Please bring some!

Katharina K.
January 26, 2018
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Dear Jeff, thank you for joining DYWM! I enjoy your clear and calm style of teaching. Unfortunately from about minute 38 the video kept on stopping every few seconds making it almost impossible to continue to the end. Please could you check the quality of the video as I would love to do this class again. Hope to see more videos of your's, all the best.

LReyle
January 31, 2018
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Hey Katharina - did you try turning down the quality of the video? Sometimes the highest resolution is too much for home Internet connections, especially with long videos. Select the gear icon in the bottom right of the video player and reduce the resolution as far as possible. I hope that helps!

FairfaxYoga
April 7, 2018
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I had the exact same problem at approx 38 minute mark. I had already reduced to lowest quality, so I think that there is a different problem, in this case. Help!

FairfaxYoga
April 10, 2018
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Yes, I was logged in and am a subscriber. I was using my laptop and tried using Chrome, IE, and Firefox. I will try again another day and hopefully it will work. Thanks.