Research: Complete Ashtanga 2nd series Rishi approach (25 or 50 breaths in each asana of 2nd series).
Just (yesterday) been listening to David Robson talk through his Intermediate series that was filmed at Purple valley recently, enjoyed it so much I though I'd share the whole thing.
Needed to brush up my own 2nd series vinyasa and figured David and Kino should be pretty much up to date with how it's practiced currently In Mysore, which is the focus of the room I'm currently practicing in. See THIS post
Kino is chatting away, although helpfully with tips and tricks. David is cracking jokes... every now and again he says something that makes me want to jump on the mat and try it out, it's like one of those extras on a DVD box set where one of the actors talks you though the movie or episode of your favourite TV show.
But neither of them give the vinyasa count which was what I was looking to practice along too, chat free. I bought Lino's 2nd and 3rd a while back hoping that would have the count just like his Primary but no, all it has is a demonstration, no voice over.
In the end I'm left with Pattabhi Jois' old Led classes from '89 and '93 I prefer the 1989 version from Clifford Sweatte
Anyone have a bootleg audio of Sharat's Led 2nd so I can do my homework ( personal use, not for posting)?
I stitched David's ten episodes (below) together actually and the whole series came to 1 hour 13 minutes, pretty much the same as the Yogaworks video above.
I have it as....
18 minutes for Standing
36 minutes for the 2nd series proper
6 minutes back bending
13 minutes finishing.
When I think of David I tend to think of his excellent Primary series with drums, every inhalation and exhalation of every breath in every asana and vinyasa to the same regular beat.
See this post
'Be careful what you wish for', David Robson's learn to float led Primary with Drums mp3
I tried the drums with 2nd series that same week.
'Be careful what you wish for' Part II - 2nd series with Drums
and some Vinyasa Krama with drums
One more with Drums, playing with some Vinyasa Krama like Asymmetric subroutines.