“Yoga is the observation of the inner depths of the body, the breath, and the mind and their complete release in the experience of freedom,” teaches renowned yogi Richard Freeman. With the Ashtanga Yoga app, he presents the basic postures and movements that are at the heart of the Vinyasa technique. Perfect for beginners, this app invites you to gradually develop the core flexibility, strength, correct alignment, and meditative awareness that is the foundation for all levels of practice.
Learn More About:
- Ashtanga's classic standing, seated, and finishing postures
- How the graceful flow of the Vinyasa system works
- The Sun Salutation and linking postures of the Ashtanga series
- Combining breath, movement, and meditation to help you develop strength, flexibility, and self-observation
Based on the movements and postures of the traditional Primary Series, the Ashtanga Yoga: Introduction app brings you the foundational techniques that will help you build a strong and graceful Vinyasa practice.
The Ashtanga Yoga: Introduction app features:
- A study of Ashtanga yoga’s basic postures with Richard Freeman (1 hour, 15 minutes of video)
- Bookmarking to help you easily find your favorite content
- A bonus audio excerpt from Richard Freeman’s Yoga Chants
- An interactive vine garden (iPad only)
- The podcast transcription of “Living Yoga,” an in-depth conversation with Richard Freeman
About the Author
Richard Freeman has studied and lived for nearly nine years in India and Asia and is an avid student of Sanskrit and both Western and Eastern philosophy. He incorporates various traditions into the Ashtanga Yoga practice taught by his principal teacher, K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. His background includes Bhakti and traditional Hatha Yoga in India, Sufism in Iran, Zen and Vipassana Buddhist practice, and a deep study of Iyengar Yoga. He is the author of The Mirror of Yoga and lives with his family in Boulder, Colorado, where he is the director of the Yoga Workshop.