Laruga Glaser's "Ashtanga: Step By Step" Online Video Workouts on Alo Moves

Ashtanga: Step By Step

Laruga Glaser

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About the Series

Want a deeper understanding of Ashtanga yoga? Begin your journey with Ashtanga: Step By Step. Ashtanga follows a set sequence of poses to help you build strength, flexibility, and consistency in your practice. This monthlong series breaks down the Ashtanga half-primary series each day through easy-to-follow pose tutorials. At the end of each week, you’ll take what you’ve learned and put it into practice. The month ends with a challenging half-primary series class that puts everything you’ve learned together. If you’re looking to explore Ashtanga yoga and deepen your mind-body connection, this series will give you the confidence to move forward.

- Learn the Ashtanga Half-Primary series
- Improve your strength, flexibility, and endurance
- Feel aligned in your body and mind

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 certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga by The Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, an honor given only to a select number of people in the world. 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
7 hr 12 min
(28 Videos)

Difficulty

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Classes

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    This is a 9-minute preview of Laruga Glaser's "Ashtanga: Step by Step" series.
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    In this introductory class, you’ll learn the five key elements of Ashtanga yoga: breath, drishti, bandha, vinyasa, and asana. You’ll...
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    In the Ashtanga practice, Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar) are essential in warming up your body and bringing you into a...
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    In this class, you’ll learn the first two poses of the standing sequence in Ashtanga: Big Toe Pose (Padangusthasana) and...
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    This practice adds on to the standing sequence by breaking down Extended Triangle Pose A and B (Utthita Trikonasana A and B)...
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    Continue your journey into the standing sequence of Ashtanga yoga. This class breaks down the alignment for Wide-Legged...
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    Day 6: Practice (26:00)

    As Week 1 wraps up, let’s work into our first movement flow. This Ashtanga practice links the poses you’ve learned all the way up...
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    Great work on your first week! Take a much-needed rest day today and we’ll see you on the mat tomorrow.
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    Welcome to Week 2! Today, you’ll continue the standing sequence by learning alignment and technique for Intense Side Stretch...
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    Extended Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose (Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana) and Half-Bound Lotus Standing Forward Bend (Ardha Baddha...
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    In this class, you’ll break down the basics of Chair Pose (Utkatasana) and learn how to transition in and out of the pose by jumping...
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    Today’s class closes out the standing sequence by breaking down Warrior I and II (Virabhadrasana A and B). These are the final...
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    This class begins the transition to the seated sequence. You’ll learn the basics of Staff Pose (Dandasana) and Seated Forward Bend...
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    Today’s class is a movement practice that puts everything you’ve learned together, from the beginning sun salutations to Seated...
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    Congrats on finishing Week 2. Take a well-deserved rest day!
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    Today’s class continues the seated sequence by breaking down Upward Plank Pose (Purvattanasana).
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    Between the seated poses of Ashtanga yoga, there are jump back and jump through transitions. Today’s class takes a look at the...
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    This class breaks down alignment and technique for Half-Bound Lotus Forward Bend (Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana)...
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    Learn to use effort and mindfulness to descend into Head-to-Knee Pose A and B (Janu Sirsasana A and B) in this informative asana...
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    This class finishes the Head-to-Knee series by breaking down the most complex variation, Head-to-Knee Pose C (Janu Sirsasana C).
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    Today’s movement practice incorporates everything you’ve learned up to Head-to-Knee Pose C (Janu Sirsasana C).
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    Good job finishing Week 3! Take your rest day today, and we’ll see you back tomorrow.
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    This class takes a deeper look at Marichi’s Pose A and B (Marichyasana A & B).
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    Continuing the Marichi’s Pose series, this class dives into a breakdown of Marichi’s pose C and D (Marichyasana C & D).
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    Activate your core by adding Boat Pose (Navasana) into the mix. This class gives you an in-depth breakdown and pose modifications so you...
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    Today’s class introduces backbends into the sequence. You’ll warm up with a few bridge poses before working into full Wheel Pose...
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    Bring your energy down with the finishing sequence of the Ashtanga practice. This is the restorative part that brings you to a more grounded...
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    Join Laruga Glaser as she guides you through the Ashtanga Half Primary series.
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    You did it! Congratulations on completing the Ashtanga: Step by Step series. Feel free to return to these classes anytime you need a refresher...