Don't try this at home...
Tanutara: Making of the Anusara Syllabus Poster from Ross Evans on Vimeo.
Amazing eh? Its awesome to see the possibilities and highly evolved skills of some yogis. But if you've never been to a yoga class before, don't watch this thinking that we teach anything remotely near this level. most teachers i know can't even do an 1/8 of those poses, and many of us don't aspire to. we want to just breath and move, stretch, and begin to understand our bodies and minds more, and guide people to do the same.
anyone can do yoga, it doesn't have to manifest that way (in the video) at all. last week i started teaching a seniors yoga class, all women, mostly between 60-70 yrs. we do a lot of poses from chairs or using chairs for balance, and other exercises relax and loosen joints and work on breathing and relaxation too.