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Level 2/3
60 min

Fast-Paced Primary Series

Ashtanga | By Jodi Blumstein on Apr 11 2012
This 60-minute Primary series includes most of the asanas in the traditional sequence, and moves at a quick pace.  We will skip a few of the deepest postures in an effort to conserve time so that you can get on with your day!


This 60-minute Primary series includes most of the asanas in the traditional sequence, and moves at a quick pace. We will skip a few of the deepest postures in an effort to conserve time so that you can get on with your day!


  • Martina Allendorf     Apr 7th, 2014
    Thank you so much for this interesting selection to get it done in 60 min, worked well for me (though I have to admit I skipped urdhva padmasana/pindasana to sneak headstand in). Much appreciated!
    • Jodi Blumstein     Apr 12th, 2014
      you are welcome Martina!

  • Laura Baron     Mar 12th, 2014
    I really appreciated the clear instructions and hour practice filmed not in the context of a group class to practice at home from. I was a little confused when the video concluded without a clear didn't seem finished. Thanks for this!
    • Jodi Blumstein     Mar 16th, 2014

      Traditionally in ashtanga yoga we complete the sequence (in this case the primary series) go to backbends, then do shoulder stand sequence, headstand sequence and the final 3 postures before savasana

      This class skipped the headstand but otherwise includes a very complete coming down sequence meant to ground and prepare you for savasana. I have also experienced closing sequence sometimes as pretty intense! So I totally get what you are referring to.

      I hope this helps! To do the primary series in 60 minutes we moved pretty quickly here.


      jodi b
      • Laura Baron     Apr 4th, 2014
        After having done this a number of times, I want to clarify. The practice feels completely finished--the audio is very quiet on that final "namaste" so much that I often don't hear it and peek my eyes open wondering "was that it?" That's what feels weird. It's a lovely practice, Praniti is excellent to peek at for the few less familiar poses, and I appreciate it! :)
  • Catriona Andrew     Feb 16th, 2014
    wonderful 1 hour version, thank you Jodi!
    • Jodi Blumstein     Mar 16th, 2014
      You are welcome Catriona! I am so happy you appreciated it!


      Jodi B
  • Jose Cedeno     Oct 20th, 2013
    Awesome class. This was my first try at ashtanga and it was definitely challenging and fast as paced!
  • Henriette      Apr 22nd, 2013
    will you please film a couple more 1 hour practices? I practice with you everyday and would like more, please! peace and happiness to you!
  • blanche Pinto     Mar 12th, 2013
  • Aasne Daniels     Dec 14th, 2012
    That was just what I needed. Thanks, Jodi!
  • Yogui Roots     Aug 27th, 2012
    great :) thanks..please make tutorials for pain in the elbows, injuries..thanks
  • Gretchen Arguedas     Aug 16th, 2012
    As always, such a treat. Thanks Jodi!
  • Mojie B     Aug 12th, 2012
    thank you , great class
  • Andrew Friberg     Jul 15th, 2012
    Jodi why do you love janu a so much?
  • Lia Dempsey     Jul 5th, 2012
    i have a love hate relationship with ashtanga, but this hour practice has helped
  • Henriette      May 27th, 2012
    very good. Thank you.
  • Azziza      May 12th, 2012
    Its amazing the things the body can do!
  • Stephanie Pritchett     Apr 19th, 2012
    YAY! 60 minute Ashtanga. Some day Lotus will no longer be a mystery to my body. Practice practice and maybe someday all will be coming :) thank you Jodi!
  • Gary Harding     Apr 13th, 2012
    At 29.00, how do you keep your leg folded back from going out to the side, or splaying? Do you sit on it, or?
    thank you
  • Gary Harding     Apr 13th, 2012
    Question: right at 17:50 min into the practice (you say, Dway [sp?], exhale), what is a modified way to do the hands in back of you, or where to place your hands/arms? It torqued my shoulder a bit to try and get my hands to face the way your student did. thank you.
  • Karen U     Apr 12th, 2012
    I'm recovering from a cold, and this was the perfect practice. Covered all the important postures, but didn't sap all my strength. After snuffling through the Surys, I was breathing clear through the whole practice! Amazing. I did pause the video to do headstand, though. Thanks, Jodi.
  • Angela Ferrao Luther     Apr 12th, 2012
    Thank you, Jodi! I love the 45 minute sequence and was hoping for a 60 minute version. Can't wait to try this.
  • natalia martin     Apr 12th, 2012
  • Lisa Hagen     Apr 11th, 2012
    Loved it! Thank u Jodi.