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Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga Author John Scott
ISBN-10 9781856753814
Release 2018-02-08
Pages 144
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John Scott's Ashtanga Yoga is a step-by-step illustrated guide that takes you through the balanced exercise routines and breathing techniques of this dynamic form. Carefully structured, this course starts with a simple sequence for beginners which, once mastered, provides the foundation for moving on to the next level. - Purify your body with dynamic movement and precise postures - Develop physical and mental strength, increased stamina and greater flexibility - Includes a foreword by Shri K Pattabhi Jois, founder of Ashtanga Yoga - This new edition has been fully revised and updated This essential guide is the perfect introduction to yoga or the ideal gift for those who want to take their yoga practice to the next level. Author John Scott studied with yogi Shri K Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in India, where he qualified to teach Ashtanga Yoga around the world. He has instructed many people in Ashtanga Yoga, including high-profile celebrities Madonna and Sting. John now spends much of his time teaching international workshops and undertaking teacher trainings.



Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga Author Petri Räisänen
ISBN-10 1906756422
Release 2016-01
Pages 192
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A physical and dynamic form of yoga, Ashtanga combines an impressive sequence of yoga poses with special breathing techniques to heat the body internally and allow safe stretching of the muscles. Each of the yoga poses in this book is presented both separately and as part of complete practice, allowing the reader to gain a deep knowledge of the multidimensional philosophy of Ashtanga yoga and how it relates to everyday life.



Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga Author David Swenson
ISBN-10 1891252275
Release 2008-05-01
Pages 263
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Whether new to Ashtanga or an experienced student or teacher, readers will find this book to be invaluable. It contains over 650 photos and multiple variations for every asana in the primary and intermediate series plus three short forms. Its spiral binding assures easy use while practicing and the hard cover increases durability.



Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga Author Gregor Maehle
ISBN-10 9781577319863
Release 2011-02-09
Pages 320
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Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy is the first book of its kind, presenting a comprehensive guide to all eight limbs of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Join author Gregor Maehle, a seasoned yogi and compassionate teacher, as he guides you through: • the history and lineage of yoga • the fundamentals of breath, bandhas (energy locks within the body), drishti (the focal point of the gaze), and vinyasa (sequential movement) • a detailed breakdown of the asanas of the Ashtanga Primary Series, following the traditional vinyasa count • a lively and authentic rendering of the complete Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, yoga's ancient sacred text • a glossary of yoga terminology In the asana section, Maehle describes each posture with clear, meticulous instructions, photographs, anatomical illustrations, and practical tips. Information on the mythological background and yogic context of specific postures brings further insight to the practice. In the philosophy section, Maehle illuminates the Yoga Sutra using the major ancient commentaries as well as his own insights. This volume makes the entire path of Ashtanga Yoga accessible to modern practitioners. Both practical guide and spiritual treatise, Ashtanga Yoga is an excellent introduction to the eight limbs of yoga and an invaluable resource for any yoga teacher or practitioner.



Ashtanga

Ashtanga Author David Swenson
ISBN-10 1891252089
Release 1999
Pages 263
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Whether new to Ashtanga or an experienced student or teacher, readers will find this book to be invaluable. It contains over 650 photos and multiple variations for every asana in the primary and intermediate series plus three short forms. Its spiral binding assures easy use while practicing and the hard cover increases durability.



Yoga Mala

Yoga Mala Author Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
ISBN-10 9781429965064
Release 2010-07-06
Pages 160
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The seminal treatise and guide to Ashtanga yoga by the master of this increasingly popular discipline There is a yoga boom in America, and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois is at the heart of it. One of the great yoga figures of our time, Jois brought Ashtanga yoga to the West a quarter of a century ago and has been the driving force behind its worldwide dissemination. Based on flowing, energetic movement, Ashtanga and the many forms of vinyasa yoga that grow directly out of it--have become the most widespread and influential styles of practice in the United States today. Mala means "garland" in Sanskrit, and Yoga Mala--a "garland of yoga practice"--is Jois's distillation of Ashtanga. He first outlines the ethical principles and philosophy underlying the discipline and explains its important terms and concepts. Next he guides the reader through Ashtanga's versions of the Sun Salutation and its subsequent sequence of forty-two asanas, or poses, precisely describing how to execute each position and what benefits each provides. Brought into English by Eddie Stern, a student of Jois's for twelve years and director of the Patanjali Yoga Shala in New York City, Yoga Mala will be an indispensable handbook for students and teachers of yoga for years to come.



The Power of Ashtanga Yoga

The Power of Ashtanga Yoga Author Kino MacGregor
ISBN-10 9780834830417
Release 2013-06-04
Pages 240
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Ashtanga Yoga is a graceful, athletic type of yoga that has become extremely popular in recent years. Here, Kino MacGregor, a disciple of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the great modern guru who developed Ashtanga Yoga, gives a comprehensive view of the practice and shows how Ashtanga is fundamentally a path of spiritual transformation and personal development. MacGregor delves into the history and tradition of Ashtanga Yoga and reveals how its philosophy manifests in contemporary lifestyle and dietary choices. She also explains the essential connection of breath, posture, and gaze that is the core of the practice. Her clear, step-by-step instruction of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series—including standing, seated, backbending, twisting, hip-opening, and closing postures—is a wonderful initiation for those who are new to the practice, and it will motivate experienced yogis toward perfection of the form. Throughout, MacGregor shares her own personal yoga journey and her devotion to yoga as a path of self-realization in a way that will inspire all practitioners.



Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga Author Juliet Pegrum
ISBN-10 0806966556
Release 2001
Pages 128
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It’s a workout unlike any other, strengthening the body and purifying the mind—and with this introduction to ashtanga’s dynamic sequences (asanas), anyone can participate. From easy poses for beginners through more challenging ones, from warm-ups to finishing movements, scores of sitting and standing positions will vitalize you while they promote wellness. The breathing and relaxation techiniques, warm-ups, combinations, advice on hydration and diet, and hundreds of color photographs will have you tapping into your body’s energy centers on your way toward spiritual harmony.



Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga Author Gregor Maehle
ISBN-10 9781577316695
Release 2009
Pages 232
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In this much-anticipated follow-up to his first book, Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy, Gregor Maehle offers a detailed and multifaceted guide to Ashtanga Yoga’s Intermediate Series. An expert yogi and teacher, Maehle will guide you to your next level with an unprecedented depth of anatomical explanation and unparalleled attention to the practice’s philosophical and mythological heritage. You will learn: • The background and applications of each of the three forms of yoga: Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana • How to use Indian myth and cosmology to deepen your practice • The importance of the Sanskrit language to the yogic tradition • The mythology behind the names of the Intermediate Series postures • The functions and limitations of body parts integral to the Intermediate Series, including the spine, the sacroiliac joint, the shoulder joint, and the hip joint • How to reap the full benefits of practicing the Intermediate Series Maehle meticulously explores all twenty-seven postures of the Intermediate Series through photos, anatomical line drawings, and practical, informative sidebars. He also discusses the philosophical and spiritual background of Ashtanga Yoga and places the practice within the context of Indian cultural history. With passionate erudition, Maehle will prepare you to reap physical, spiritual, and mental fulfillment from your evolving practice.



Nadi Sodhana

Nadi Sodhana Author Petri Räisänen
ISBN-10 1906756503
Release 2017-09
Pages 160
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Nadi Sodhana uniquely illustrates the Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate series practice, its benefits and the tradition as it is taught in Mysore, India. This beautifully outlined book was written in India from Petri Räisänen's interviews with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois, the masters of the Ashtanga Yoga system.



Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners Author Michaela Clarke
ISBN-10 1856752704
Release 2006
Pages 144
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Everyone who's wanted to try Ashtanga Yoga, the fast-paced "power yoga" so many celebrities enjoy, will welcome this new beginner's course. In 14 core lessons that combine meditation with energy-packed workouts, students practice, at their own pace, a sequence of postures that develop flexibility, strength, and endurance. Fully illustrated with 250 color photos, it features advice on contraindications; alternatives for working safely and strain-free; quick-reference sheets to use without interrupting the workout's flow; and intermediate and advanced options. If you want to be healthy, happy, and youthful throughout your life, this is the way to go!



Yoga Mala

Yoga Mala Author Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
ISBN-10 9780865477513
Release 2010-07-06
Pages 160
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YOGA FOR EXERCISE. One of the great yoga figures of our time, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois brought Ashtanga yoga to the West more than thirty years ago. Based on flowing, energetic movement coordinated with the breath, Ashtanga and the many forms of vinyasa yoga that grow directly out of it have become the most widespread and influential styles practiced today. "Yoga Mala" - a 'garland of yoga' - is Jois' authoritative guide to Ashtanga. In it, he outlines the ethical principles and philosophy underlying the discipline, explains important terms and concepts, and guides the reader through Ashtanga's Sun Salutations and the subsequent primary sequence of forty-two asanas, or poses, precisely describing how to execute each position and what benefits each provides. It is a foundational work on yoga by a true master.



The Art of Vinyasa

The Art of Vinyasa Author Richard Freeman
ISBN-10 9780834840409
Release 2016-12-20
Pages 368
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The Art of Vinyasa takes a unique look at Ashtanga yoga as meditation in motion that produces profound inner change. Two of the most well-respected teachers of the Ashtanga style of yoga, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, explore this rigorous practice not as a gymnastic feat, but as a meditative form. They reveal that doing the practice—and particularly the vinyasa, or the breath-synchonized movements—in such a deep and focused way allows practitioners to experience a profound awakening of the body and mind. It also develops an adaptable, flexible practice that can last a lifetime. Freeman and Taylor give an in-depth explanation of form, alignment, and anatomy, and how they work together in the practice. They also present a holistic approach to asana practice that includes an awareness of the subtle breath and seamlessly merges yoga philosophy with practical technique. Unlike other books on Ashtanga, The Art of Vinyasa does not follow the linear pattern of the sequences of postures that are the hallmark of Ashtanga yoga. Instead, it interlinks the eight limbs—yama and niyama (ethical practices); asana (postures); pranayama (breathing); pratyahara (nongrasping of the senses); dharana (concentration); dhyana (meditation); and samadhi (harmony, insight)—and shows how to establish an internally rooted yoga practice.



The Power of Ashtanga Yoga II

The Power of Ashtanga Yoga II Author Kino MacGregor
ISBN-10 9780834841246
Release 2017-09-26
Pages 224
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In this follow-up to her popular first book, The Power of Ashtanga Yoga, Kino MacGregor presents and explains the Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga practice. MacGregor, a disciple of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the founder of the method, gives a basic introduction to Ashtanga Yoga philosophy; provides essential background information on the Intermediate Series; gives tips on how to know when you are ready to take on this next stage of practice; explains the purification aspects of the practice; and gives instructions for the pranayama techniques associated with the practice, along with other key points. She also describes and demonstrates the entire Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series in over 250 photographs. This solid, engaging entry into intermediate-level practice is a wonderful resource for both practitioners and teachers.



Krishnamacharya s Original Ashtanga Yoga

Krishnamacharya s  Original  Ashtanga Yoga Author Anthony Grim Hall
ISBN-10 1291787801
Release 2014-03
Pages 226
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Sri T. Krishnamacharya has been called the Teachers teacher, well know students of his include BKS Iyengar, BNS Iyengar, TKV Desikachar, AG Mohan, Srivatsa Ramaswami (my own teacher) and Pattabhi Jois. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and indeed Vinyasa yoga in general is strongly associated with Pattabhi Jois who was Krishnamacharya's student in Mysore from the 1930s-50s, this book seeks to show how and to what extent contemporary Ashtanga is indepted to Krishnamacharya, the sequence of asana, the vinyasa count, the focus on breath and bandha and drishti, as well what has perhaps been mislaid along the way, the slowness of the breath, the extended stays in asana and vinyasas, the employment of kumbhaka (breath retention) and the integration of asana, pranayama and samyama IE. Dharaa (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) & Samadhi (union).



The Heart of Yoga

The Heart of Yoga Author T. K. V. Desikachar
ISBN-10 9781594778926
Release 1999-03-01
Pages 272
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The first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to viniyoga--yoga adapted to the needs of the individual. • A contemporary classic by a world-renowned teacher. • This new edition adds thirty-two poems by Krishnamacharya that capture the essence of his teachings. Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who lived to be over 100 years old, was one of the greatest yogis of the modern era. Elements of Krishnamacharya's teaching have become well known around the world through the work of B. K. S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and Indra Devi, who all studied with Krishnamacharya. Krishnamacharya's son T. K. V. Desikachar lived and studied with his father all his life and now teaches the full spectrum of Krishnamacharya's yoga. Desikachar has based his method on Krishnamacharya's fundamental concept of viniyoga, which maintains that practices must be continually adapted to the individual's changing needs to achieve the maximum therapeutic value. In The Heart of Yoga Desikachar offers a distillation of his father's system as well as his own practical approach, which he describes as "a program for the spine at every level--physical, mental, and spiritual." This is the first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to the age-old principles of yoga. Desikachar discusses all the elements of yoga--poses and counterposes, conscious breathing, meditation, and philosophy--and shows how the yoga student may develop a practice tailored to his or her current state of health, age, occupation, and lifestyle. This is a revised edition of The Heart of Yoga.



ASTANGA YOGA AS IT IS

ASTANGA YOGA AS IT IS Author Matthew Sweeney
ISBN-10 9781493132911
Release 2014-04-12
Pages 168
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A comprehensive guide to the first four sequences of Aùñàïga yoga: Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A and Advanced B as taught by øri Kçiùõa Pattabhi Jois. Aùñàïga Yoga As It Is details relevant techniques on breathing, àsana, bandha and dçiùñi. It offers insight into the practical application of yoga philosophy with information on the chakra, granthi, nàóã and the yoga såtras. The photographic section includes the àsana for each sequence plus all of the variations for the movement and breath between each posture. This is a one of a kind map to the traditional vinyàsa method.