In this Beginner's Yoga, Kino MacGregor introduces you to the practice of Ashtanga Yoga taught to her by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois in Mysore, India. As a professional yoga teacher, the most frequent request Kino receives from her students is for a beginner's programme. These progressive segments will help you build a strong foundation of yoga as you learn the postures at the perfect pace. The Tutorial is designed to teach you the very basics of yoga. Some key postures have been broken down on a step-by-step basis to help you learn them properly. Practice 1 is designed to introduce you to the sun salutations that will help you develop strength and flexibility while introducing you to the fundamentals of the flow of breath. Practices 2 is designed as the second stage of development once you have thoroughly learned Practice 1 and are ready to progress to the next level. This segment moves at a slightly faster tempo and integrates new poses to help you develop your practice further. Practice 3 is designed for when you have mastered Routine 1 & 2 and have built some endurance. This flowing segment really connects movement, breath and gaze as you focus on the spiritual aspects of yoga and begin to experience the transformation of your mind, body and soul. Practice 4 is designed to build strength from the core. The core plays a very important role in the postures of yoga. Having a strong core also trains the mind to be steady and calm. Practice 5 is designed to teach you how to meditate and relax.