www.KinoYoga.com Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Kino MacGregor, discusses the foundational points of when you’re ready to start practicing the Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga. A student requested this topic in a video post, so here it is. Generally you want to have a firm foundation in the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series before considering moving into Second Series. You will know that this is established once you feel stable in these postures and movements Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana, Marichyasana D, Supta Kurmasana (posture and jump back) and Standing Up and Dropping Back from Backbend/Urdhva Danurasana. The Primary Series is a foundational and fundamental part of the journey. There is really no need to rush, when you’re ready it will be more than evident and your teacher will surely encourage you to start. If you practice alone the best way to learn the Intermediate Series is under the guidance of a highly trained teacher, even if you can only see them a few times a year.