This DVD is the first of a series of flowing asana practices designed by Matthew Sweeney. Chandra Krama is intended as a support to your regular weekly yoga practice, whether it is ashtanga yoga, hatha yoga or some other style or tradition. The Moon Sequence is a gentle flowing vinyasa form accessible for all levels. Although this sequence was originally intended for practice on the full moon, the new moon and during the menstrual cycle, it is appropriate at any time for women and men. This sequence emphasizes the hips, groin, lower spine and abdomen, which will feel awake and alive after moving through the postures. It takes pressure off the neck, shoulders and wrists and is useful as a regular alternative to the intensity of traditional ashtanga yoga. Whether old or young, this sequence is great for any age.
Matthew began Yoga as a teenager 25 years ago, and has been learning about Asana, the body, meditation, self development and spiritual practice ever since. He began Ashtanga Yoga in 1992, and has been teaching the traditional method since 1996. In recent years he has also incorporated alternative sequences into his teaching as a support to the standard Ashtanga sequences. All students are encouraged to work to their own particular level and inclination, so that the Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Krama methods can support practitioners of any level. His workshops encompass a broadminded and holistic approach, to keep working towards true connection and spirituality.