Vinyasa Krama Sequence Overview
Speeded up from around five hours -
See the playlist of the originals on my channel for the regular speed version.
These are the ten main sequences of Vinyasa Krama Yoga
Filmed around seven years ago.
Note: In Vinyasa Krama a vinyasa is often repeated three times, each time going perhaps a little further, working into it as it were.
We can learn the full 'sequence' to get an idea of the relationship between the postures, key Asana, preparation, development but in actuality we will most likely only practice a few Asana or subroutines each day along with those from other Vinyasa Krama sequences, our choices might change daily dependent on our needs that day (see the photo montages below accompanying the sequences. These Subroutines, sequences, can thus perhaps be seen as a tool chest, resource for our practice, teaching...., therapy.
I tend to follow an Ashtanga' framework so choose an Ashtanga Asana or subroutines but I may modify by choosing to add or replace an Asana with an alternative from the sequence.
I'm also looking to bring my exploration of Simon Borg-Olivier's active and spinal movements teaching into my practice of seated Asana as well as into standing, to seek to move actively into a posture but this video is from around ten years ago ( see Appendix 2 below).
This Sequence was taught to us by Srivatsa Ramaswami, a student of Krishnamacharya's for over thirty years. See Ramaswami's Complete book of Vinyasa yoga.
We can also see 'Vinyasa Krama' variations/subroutines etc. in Krishnamacharya's old 1938 Mysore video - see Appendix
Note on Layout
1. A photo montage of some postures or movements we might choose from a sequence
2. A one minute overview of the full sequence
3. A link to the real time or speeded up x 4 sequence
4. A link to practice sheets on my Vinyasa Krama blog (http://vinyasakramayoga.blogspot.jp/)
The Ten main sequences of Vinyasa Krama Yoga.... in ten minutes.
The individual sequences.
ON ONE LEG
My Vinyasa Krama Sequences Site
(Practice sheets and links to videos of subroutines.)
My Vinyasa Krama Practice Site
(this includes all the tips hints, cautions etc that ended up in my book)
How to practice Vinyasa Krama- Srivatsa Ramaswami
My Srivatsa Ramaswami Resource page
Books by Ramaswami on Amazon.com
Krishnamacharya in 1938
Krishnamacharya was demonstrating these vinyasa Krama variations in Mysore in 1938, at the same time that Pattabhi Jois was his students, challenging the view that there was an 'early' and 'late' Krishnamacharya, these are sister practices.
This page is a work in progress and will no doubt be added to in the future and become a stand alone permanent page at the top of the blog.
I mentioned Simon Borg-Olivier in the intro to this post
"I'm also looking to bring my exploration of Simon Borg-Olivier's active and spinal movements teaching into my practice of seated Asana as well as into standing, to seek to move actively into a posture."
this is an example of what I mean, here is the vinyasa krama side bending poses from seven years ago and below that what I7m working on with Simon.