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Yoga: Mastering the Basics (DVD)

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Rolf Sovik PsyD and Sandra Anderson

Do you want clear instructions on how to begin a yoga practice? Are you a seasoned yoga practitioner wanting to refine yoga postures and move deeper into yoga philosophy? Perhaps you are a yoga teacher, and want to learn how to teach foundational yoga postures and concepts clearly and concisely. Yoga: Mastering the Basics is a comprehensive resource for the aspiring yoga practitioner. Taken from the award-winning publication Yoga: Mastering the Basics, this DVD will give you a fundamental understanding of how to have a complete yoga practice, exploring facets such as:

  • Essential yoga postures
  • Breath training
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Meditation practices
  • Lifestyle options
  • Fundamental yoga philosophy

Take a few minutes each day to experience the rejuvenating benefits of the two yoga classes provided in this DVD:

Flexibility, Strength, & Balance

This yoga class is a revitalizing, gentle practice for all levels of experience. This yoga sequence tones the body for flexibility, strength, balance, and coordination.

The postures in this video include: Crocodile Pose (Makarasana), Cat Pose, Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana), Reclining Twist, Guided Relaxation, and more.

Includes: Crocodile Pose (Makarasana), Cat Pose,  Cobra (Bhujangasana), Reclining Twist, Guided Relaxation and more 

Deepen & Strengthen

This yoga class is perfect for those who have been practicing yoga for some time. The classic yoga postures in this sequence incorporate breath awareness and more challenging asanas, requiring strength and flexibility to train the muscles and joints.

The postures in this video include: Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara), Triangle Pose (Trikonasana), Locust Pose (Shalabhasana), Inverted Action Pose (Viparita Karani), Guided Relaxation, and more.

Yoga is much more than stretching or doing a series of yoga postures; it is a comprehensive lifestyle choice. Through the expert instruction of Rolf Sovik, PsyD, and Sandra Anderson, you will be able to incorporate the principles of yoga into your daily life to improve body, mind, and spirit.

About the Creators

Rolf Sovik, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist as well as the President and Spiritual Director of the Himalayan Institute. He began his practice of yoga in 1972, and was initiated as a pandit of the Sri Vidya lineage in 1987. Rolf holds degrees in philosophy, music, Eastern studies, and clinical psychology. He is also the author of Moving Inward and a contributor to Yoga International and the Wisdom Library.

Sandra Anderson is a nationally recognized author and yoga teacher who was initiated into the Sri Vidya Himalayan tradition in 1988. Her knowledge is grounded in more than twenty years of study and practice under the guidance of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD. To find additional content from Sandra you can visit the Himalayan Institute’s Wisdom Library or read her e-book, The Breath of Life—The Prana Vayus.

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Leah F.
United States United States
It does not work.

It worked one time and now only the 1st practice will play.

Alan B.
United States United States
Yoga: Mastering the Basics

My wife and I use the DVD all the time. The new one is my back up!

Himalayan Institute

Great Alan, we're glad you're finding it useful. Thank you!

United States United States
Getting back to basics.

I finally was able to hook up my DVD player so that I could start doing yoga again. This s really the best introduction to yoga. My dog was fascinated watching me and fell asleep during the meditation at the end. I can’t find the more advanced DVD and was hoping to buy that here.

Himalayan Institute

Great to hear that the DVD inspired you to start practicing again Ita! Please send us an email about the more advanced DVD that you were looking for and we would be happy to help you find it. Our email is


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