Taught by Richard Freeman, the primary series is a very complete yoga practice series. It has standing poses, forward bends, seated postures, arm balances, inversions. Ashtanga Yoga is one of the most powerful, popular and proven methods of Yoga. It involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures — a process that produces intense internal heat and sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a strong body, and a calm mind.
Every instruction given takes you deeper into an asana. This practice is also extremely calming. It may have to do with the amazing sequence, with Freeman's relaxing voice and with his focus on the dristhi (gaze) and breath. Throughout the dvd the length and rhythm of the breath is kept constant.
Freeman marks each inhalation and exhalation and he never gets ahead of himself or slows it down. He also explains, in every pose, where you should be looking at (usually between the eyebrows, the tip of the nose, or the thumbs). And in hatha yoga it is said that 'when the eyes are steady, the mind is steady'.
The whole series is about 1 hour and 50 minutes long. The DVD comes chaptered for easier reference.