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Uttitha Kurmasana, Flying Tortoise (Primary)
Taken in my home town, Onchan in Isle of Man.
How to do Tortoise Pose, and Flying Tortoise Pose (Kurmasana and Uttiha Kurmasana
Not part of the Series, but an easy way to test your strength. A person with a healthy bodyweight to power ratio should be able to do this with difficulty. If it's easy you're in good shape!
Sarvangasana, Shoulder Stand (Primary)
The Finishing Sequence Primary Series
Maksikanagasana, Grasshopper or Dragonfly Pose
Not formally in Secondary, but performed in different variations.
Dwi Pada Koundinyasana, Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya
Neither in Primary or Secondary. An advanced variation of side crow, with a spinal twist and extended legs.
Urdhva Dhanurasana, Upward Bow (Primary)
From the finishing sequence of the Primary Series.
Prasaritha Padothanasana A, Wide Leg Forward Fold
From the standing sequence of the Primary Series
Titthibasana - Firefly Pose (Secondary)
An advanced pose of Second Series, the aim is to straigthen the legs.
Yogamudra, Yoga Seal Pose (Primary)
The finishing sequence. The lower arm binds first, followed by the top.
Super Beginner Half Lotus. How to Kneel/Heroes Pose and Half Lotus for raw beginners.
Hanuman Ashta Vakrasana, Split Leg over Head Twist
Not part of Primary or Secondary, however, Ashta Vakrasana is in Secondary, which is Leg over Head Twist with Leg to Chin (v. advanced)
How to do Ashta Vakrasana (Second Series)
Baddha Yoga Dandasana, Bound Yoga Stick Pose (Secondary)
Yoga Stick comes from the sticks people would place under their arms when meditating.
Hanuman Janushirshasana, Split Janushirshasana (Secondary)
From the seated sequence of Secondary
Halasana, Plough Pose (Primary)
Finishing Sequence Primary
Ardhabaddha Padma Paschmottasana, Bound Half Lotus Forward Fold (Primary)
The Seated Sequence Primary Series
Navasana, Boat Pose (Primary)
From the Abdominal Sequence Primary Series
A tutorial of how to do Crow or Crane Pose (Bakasana) by David Forbes Instructor at www.bootcampyoga.org in London, PravaVashya Yoga Style (Student of Yogacharya Vinay Kumar of Mysore, India).
Uparishtakonasana, Wide Leg Forward Fold (Primary)
The Twin Postures Primary Series
Eka Pada Sirsasana Beginner Variation, One Leg Behind Head Variation Pose (Secondary)
The Beginner Variation of Eka Pada Sirsasana Secondary Series
Uttita Hastha Padangushtasana, Standing Hands to Big Toe Pose (Primary)
Leg Balancing Sequence Primary Series
How to do Uttita Hastha Padangushtasana (Beginner and Intermediate)
Fancy Arm Balances with Eagle Variations
Not in Secondary or Primary 2016
Uttiha Hanuman, Flying Splits
Not in Primary or Secondary an advanced arm balance 2016
Karnapeedasana, Ear Pressure Pose (Primary)
Uttiha Kurmasana and Supta Kurmasana, Flying Tortoise and Sleeping Tortoise Pose (Primary)
Both poses follow each other in Primary Series (Arm Balance Sequence)
Yogacharya Vinay Kumar and Instructor David Forbes
Taken straight after completion of six straight months of intensive courses (hence the messy hair!). Yogacharya means Yoga Teacher.
PranaVashya Head Quarters, Gokulam, Mysore, India
Home of PranaVashya Yoga