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|Dharma Mittra - Maha Sadhana Level 1|
Actor: Dharma Mittra
Director: Ian Albert and Mark Holmes
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Maha Sadhana, or 'the Great Practice,'; presents the jewels of wisdom from Sri Dharma Mittra s nearly 50 years of yoga practice an extraordinary life dedicated to self-realization. In this DVD, Dharma presents Level I of h... more »
Essential Beginner DVD
Beginning Pantanjali's Path | FLorida, USA | 01/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Expertly sequenced to further develop one's practice, this DVD will definitely prepare one for more advanced poses. As an owner of many many yoga DVDs, I find my self returning over and over to this one. Contains everthing one needs to develop a solid meaningful practice Although, I don't completely agree with his spritual discourse he provides excellent asana and pranayama workshops. DVD Includes 3 beginning asana practices(53 min, 58 min, 64 min, which are basically the same with extended time on sun salutions)and 3 intermediate asana practices (46 min, 64, 82 min). I was initially afraid of pranayama after reading BKS Iyengar's Light on Yoga, he writes" In Pranayama the yogi uses his lungs as pneumatic tools. If they are not used properly, they destroy the tool and the person using it." This DVD gives good easy to follow initial pranayama instruction (26 min) and the practice includes rounds of Kapalabhati and Nadi shadona pranayama for a total of 8 min."
An incredibly inspirational way to begin your practice w/ Sr
K. Brennan | Philadelphia, PA | 10/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sri Dharma Mittra has finally blessed us with an epic pair of DVDs for our home sadhana. These DVDs are of the highest quality, and every facet of Sri Dharma's eight-limbed expertise shines through with radiant luminosity. Because Dharma covers all aspects of the yoga practice, not just asana, these DVDs are really in a class by themselves. Dharma's advice and instruction for us on the path of yoga are precise, inspirational, and light-hearted.
The special-feature montage of Dharma's life with music by none other than his good friend Krishna Das is elegant and moving.
I practice with these DVDs often, and am always inspired and challenged by some new nuance in the practice by this living yoga master. I recommend them consistently to my students, and many of them report a similar experience."
Great DVD, not for everybody
Bruce J. Weinstein | 10/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Maha Sadhana level I is for beginner and intermediate practitioners of traditional Hatha Raja yoga. Because the focus is on the inward journey, the poses are held for enough time to really experience them, your breathe is as even as possible. For those who are accustomed to today's souped up yogas, ashtanga or other vinyasa, or who have teacher's who tell them what to feel and how to breathe in every part of the pose, using the western paradigm of a right and wrong way, this may be difficult to adjust to. For those who want to use yoga to learn more about themselves and their bodies, without judgement, this is an excellent resource."
Real help for Beginners
Pedro Hernandez | Mexico | 11/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have seen Dharma Mittra excelent asana performing in other videos or shows. First I felt a Little disappointed because I was looking for hints on advances postures. Then I recalled it is a Level 1 video. Dharma Mittra really teaches a level 1 routine. It is very, very useful for people starting on yoga, specialy if they are over 40 years. He shows the real adjustments needed for stiff columns and stiff legs. All yoga teachers play with their ego showing how flexibles they are. I know Dharma Mittra is quite flexible and an awesome yogi, but this video is focused on a real level 1 routine. Younger teachers should learn from this no ego teacher."