Laruga Glaser's "Ashtanga Primary Series" Online Video Workouts on Alo Moves

Ashtanga Primary Series

Laruga Glaser

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About the Series

Tap into your true potential. The Ashtanga Primary Series is a purifying, detoxifying practice that will build heat and strengthen your mind-body connection. This collection of classes will prepare you to practice the challenging half-primary and full-primary series through 13 in-depth pose tutorials and two full-length classes. Developing an Ashtanga practice takes dedication and commitment, and this series will give you the tools to get there. Prepare to transform body, breath, and movement through this rigorous yet rewarding sequence.

In this series, you will:
- Learn the Ashtanga Primary Series sequence
- Build strength, flexibility, and balance
- Cultivate breath and body awareness

instructor Instructor profile

From the moment Laruga Glaser stepped on her mat, it felt like home. After extensively researching spiritual philosophy in her teenage years, she discovered yoga in 1996 and was immediately attracted to the mental aspect of the practice. She found Ashtanga Yoga two years later and committed to being a devoted practitioner.

Laruga eventually decided to leave her steady job in the corporate world to teach yoga full-time. She taught a Mysore-style class in Ohio for a few months before traveling to India to learn the Mysore method of teaching.

Now, after 20 years of practicing Ashtanga Yoga, Laruga heads the Mysore program at Yogayama in Stockholm, Sweden, and teaches workshops and retreats around the globe. She draws inspiration from her daily practice, her yearly trips to Mysore, and her long-term studies with her teachers, the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and now his grandson, R. Sharath Jois. She is an advanced-level Ashtanga practitioner and a Level 2 Authorized Teacher from The Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. Laruga aspires to create a space for students that opens, challenges, and inspires them to step into their own being and experience their full potential.

Total Run Time

Duration
4 hr 5 min
(17 Videos)

Difficulty

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Intermediate

Intensity

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Intensity 3
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Classes

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    This is a 12-minute preview of Laruga Glaser's "Ashtanga Primary Series" series.
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    Forward bending is a prominent part of the Ashtanga Primary Series. This class will teach you proper alignment...
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    Learn how to properly navigate half-lotus position (Ardha Padmasana). When you feel limited in lotus pose, it’s not your...
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    Marichi's Pose (10:21)

    This class takes a close look at four variations of Marichi’s pose (Marichyasana A, B, C, and D). These positions can be...
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    The Ashtanga Primary Series incorporates jump backs and jump throughs between seated postures. This class will teach you how...
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    Wheel Pose (5:45)

    Wheel (Urdhva Dhanurasana) is typically practiced before the finishing postures in the Ashtanga Primary Series as a way to...
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    As the standalone arm balance in the Ashtanga Primary Series, shoulder pressing pose (Bhujapidasana) requires a combination of...
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    Turtle Pose (8:57)

    Turtle pose and reclining turtle pose (Kurmasana and Supta Kurmasana) are some of the most challenging and complex...
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    This class will teach you the proper alignment, techniques, and modifications for three variations of head-to-knee forward...
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    Headstand (9:00)

    Learn to practice headstand with confidence. In this class, you’ll learn techniques to achieve balance and body awareness in...
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    As part of the finishing sequence in the Ashtanga Primary Series, supported shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana) is a key...
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    Bridge Pose (7:22)

    Bridge pose (Setu Bandhasana) is the last pose in the Ashtanga Primary Series. You’ll learn how to safely enter and exit the...
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    Sometimes the simplest poses aren’t always the easiest. In this class, you’ll learn tips and techniques to achieve greater depth and...
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    Learn how to twist with ease. This class will teach you how to properly enter standing and seated twists in the Ashtanga...
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    Join Laruga Glaser as she guides you through the Ashtanga Half Primary sequence. This challenging hour-long practice will strengthen...
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    Join Laruga Glaser as she guides you through the Ashtanga Full Primary sequence. This challenging 75-minute practice will strengthen...