David Robson and Jelena Vesic are just the best teachers to work with when it comes to any of the dynamic movements in Ashtanga Yoga. In this workshop video David and I use Jelena’s amazing talent to demonstrate what you are aiming for as well as breaking down the movements into manageable pieces. I must admit even the singular action of a lower trajectory jump demonstrated in the video makes such a difference. Watch, digest and have a go 🙂
In this interview and workshop David Robson shares some of his views regarding the importance of trying to stick to the correct vinyasa. The sorts of things that can unconsciously get added or changed are body position, timing, breath and counting. In the workshop part David explains and demonstrates the correct (traditional) vinyasa of the fundamental standing postures.
Another fun video with David Robson. This time we look at the transitions out of the warrior sequence postures Utkatasana and Virabhadrasana in the Ashtanga Primary Series. Of course we make be happy just to survive the standing postures, but once it starts to get easier it can present a nice challenge to work on more demanding entries and exits. Also a big thank you to my stunt double Jelena Vesić.
In this workshop we look at the arm balances in the third series of Ashtanga Yoga. Even though these come very late in traditional Ashtanga Yoga they are actually within reach for many practitioner, well at least in their simple state without the entry and exit from tripod headstand. The insights that David gives will be useful for any yoga practitioner seeking to improve or introduce arm balances into their practice.
Whenever I think of spicing up the floating and jumping in my Ashtanga practice I think of David Robson. Perhaps this is because of the brilliant videos he has had out like “learn to float” with so much technical detail. It was not a big guess to think of who we wanted for our themed interview on the subject. I always have a lot of fun interviewing David because he has a great sense of humour and this one is…
David Robson has one of the world’s largest Ashtanga mysore programs outside of Mysore itself. He is part of the new vanguard of teachers that have studied only under Sharath Jois. A level 2 authorised teacher he describes himself as traditional in style. David is one of the most passionate and entertaining teachers that I have had the pleasure in interviewing and I know you will enjoy this.