Ashtanga Yoga: Developing Primary Series with Tom Gillette

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Ashtanga Revolved/Reverse Triangle

Innerlight Center for Yoga and Meditation; P.O. Box 4547, Middletown, RI 02842; (401) 849-3200; 72 min.; $12

This is the third of four audiotapes recorded by Tom Gillette, a yoga teacher in Middletown, Rhode Island, during a 1998 Ashtanga Level One class. It's not an instructional tape, but a kind of practice companion for students already familiar with the Ashtanga system; in it, he focuses on standing poses (on side A), floor and closing poses (on side B), with a nice concluding "lullaby." Gillette expertly leads the class step-by-step through the Ashtanga sequence, calling out proper breathing rhythms and gazing (drishti) directions as he goes along.