I happily surfed my way into David Swenson’s Ashtanga Yoga First Series video on YouTube the other day. The whole thing! I enjoy reading and practicing with Swenson’s Ashtanga Yoga book, — it’s one of my favorite yoga books of all time — but have never had a chance to preview his yoga videos.
I haven’t watched the entire film yet, but so far I have a very favorable impression of both the video and Swenson as an instructor. That’s pretty much what I expected based on his book. Nothing flashy, but Swenson is very easy to listen to and his knowledge and wisdom of yoga seems to just kind float out of his mouth in a humble, yet authoritative way.
If you enjoy this first clip of instruction on breathing and bandhas, check out the rest of the video here in one convenient location.