This one is playing/exploring some Vinyasa Krama Asymmetric subroutines with the drums. Normally I'd do less postures and stay longer. Only bothered filming the right side, camera's a pain and only record 10 minutes at a time so excuse the dodgy editing.
Actually it's terrible editing, was in a bit of a rush too and didn't get to watch it back. Considering this is supposed to be a post featuring the drums you can hardly hear them.
Ramaswami talked about how in certain postures many kinds of movements can be down. So in Ardha badha padmasana we can include forward bends, twists to both sides, a side bend, back stretch and even an utpluthi arm balance. I've taken this a little further and included some of the, Bow, Supine, shoulderstand and headstand variations of the basic posture.
I read in T. K. Shribashyam's ( Krishnamacharya's son) Emergence du Yoga about some concentration points I hadn't come across before. Rather than just the chakras there's also Janga (head of thighs) which is what I wanted to explore here. Also Galpa ( Ankles), Shroni ( middle of pelvis), Pada Angustha (big toes) and of course Mula,(perinium).
The video starts off jumping into a seated asymmetric sequence. I'd already practiced some Sury's, regular standing postures then Vrikmasana it's vinyasas and Ardha baddha padmottanasana with it's squat and utpluthi vinyasa before moving on to Paschimottanasana, Maha mudra and Janu sirsasana. it was after the first Ardha padmasana that I decided to practice it with the drums and film it.
Options for the second side are to switch sides after each subroutine, after the sequence, inverted, seated for example or at the end. You could also do one side one day, the other side the next.
Approaching this again I think I'd do both sides of the main seated Asymmetric versions, then the supine versions leading into Shoulderstand then the bow posture and headstand before finishing off with the more mediative postures like Bharadwajasana and Mahabandha.
How useful were the drums here? Less useful than in Ashtanga Primary and 2nd. I was mostly using two rounds of the drums for inhalation and the same for exhaling, sometimes three rounds on the forward bends where in VK the exhalation is often longer. Also the point of this practice was to explore the concentration points above, Janga (head of thighs) in particular, the drums were a little distracting.