'Be careful what you ask for'
...but first just the drums mp3
A basic Suryanamaskara/Sun Salutation following along with David Robson's regular Sury, one round of the drums for inhalation (4 seconds) one for exhalation (4 seconds) .
I'm actually struggling a little here to synch in with the drums. I haven't been practicing regular sury's
for some time, mainly sticking with a couple of the long breath Yoga Makaranda Versions. Found it tricky to get a full exhale before the next drum cycle began. This was the first one of theseafter the Makaranda version below, by the time I reached the sury B's I'd gotten the hang of it.
For the drums see David Robson's page http://learntofloat.com/products/lear...
"Follow Matthew Stephens hypnotic, subtle drumming to sharpen your focus and time your breath as you practice. At a steady one beat per second, this 80 minute track is a wonderful tool for self-practice and for teaching.
2. Yoga Makaranda ish
I refer to these as Yoga Makaranda ish because Krishnamacharya doesn't seem to have been keen on sun salutations in practice. He does however include all the stages of the sun salutation in Yoga Makaranda but looks at them as individual asana, each stage has a particular kumbhaka and some include long stays. I just practice them in the regular sequence but keep the kumbhakas and stay in each stage/asana for more breaths than usual, In Uttanasana B above I'm staying for two breaths plus kumbhakas after inhalation but I'll usually stay for five breaths same as downward dog above. For some reason Uttanasana B stretches out my back better than anything else, allowing me to get on and practice as normal.