'During my recent visit to India I made a DVD of an abridged version of two Vinyasakrama Yogasana sequences, I have uploaded two routines on those sequences 9now three). The audio quality is terrible, but you may prefer to watch in mute mode. I hope to clean up the audio and reload them in due course'.
The Complete book of Vinyasa Yoga, you'll see there are several other vinyasas (variations) of vajrasana, as well as different patterns, more repetitions perhaps or more breaths in a vinyasa. Here Ramaswami chooses a just a couple of variations which suggests how one might modify a Vinyasa Krama practice depending on time available and the objectives for the practice.
One might begin the practice with a short standing sequence, followed by a Bow postures subroutine which could provide more preparation for the Kapoatasana in the vajrasana routine below. The asana element of your practice might end with some inversions and perhaps a short lotus sequence.
UPDATE: Ramaswami has just posted another video of the Virasana subroutine which follows vajrasana in his book (see 3rd Video below).
LEAD INTO VAJRASANA
VIRASANA PLUS RETURN SEQUENCE
I can almost imagine it's Ramaswami there on the mat as a young man while Krishnamacharya gives the instruction pretty much as we hear it here.
This is of course a demonstration with one of Ramaswami's experienced students. If you find the routine challenging, the forward bend with the hands above the head, Kapotasana for example, then don't worry, on his courses Ramaswami will give you lots of preparations, modifications and different options depending on your ability.
If you would like to study with Ramaswami, and I can't recommend it enough, then I've just checked his upcoming schedule and he is teaching...
13 April- 15 April Yoga in the tradition of Krishnamacharya The Yoga Shala Ridgefield Connecticut.
20 April - 22 April Mantra Yoga, Vinyasakrama Yoga,pranayam and Yoga for Internal Organs Heights School of YogaAddress: 1547 Rutland St, Hoston, TX 77008; USA
27 April 2012- 29 April2012 Vinyas Krama weekendThe Yoga of Sri T Krishnamacharya
6 May 2012-11 May12 Practicum on Hatha (Vinyasa) and Raja Yoga (26 hours) Esalen Institute. Big Sur, CA
See Ramaswami's teaching schedule HERE
Ramaswami's 200 Teacher training course in Vinyasa Krama runs July to August at Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
|School of Yoga with Srivatsa Ramaswami|
200 Hr Teacher Training Program on Vinyasakrama Yoga—Registered with Yoga Alliance.
1. Vinyasakrama Yogasanas (60 hours)
2. Visesha Vinyasas (20 hours)
3. Pranayama (20 hours)
4. Mantras and Meditation (20 hours)
5. Sri Krishnamacharya's Works (20 hours)
6. Yoga Sutras (20 hours).
7. Yoga for Internal Organs (10 hours)
8. Yoga Business and Teaching Methodology (10 hours)
9. Anatomy and Physiology (10 hours)
10. Subtle Anatomy and Chanting (10 hours)
Total: 200 hours
This was the course I took in 2010, feel free to ask me any questions you may have about the course either in comments or by direct email (address in my profile page).