Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy by Gregor Maehle

By Gregor Maehle

Ashtanga Yoga: perform and Philosophy is the 1st ebook of its sort, providing a accomplished consultant to all 8 limbs of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. subscribe to writer Gregor Maehle, a professional yogi and compassionate instructor, as he courses you thru the heritage and lineage of yoga; the basics of breath, bandhas (energy locks in the body), drishti (the point of interest of the gaze), and vinyasa (sequential movement); an in depth breakdown of the asanas of the Ashtanga basic sequence, following the conventional vinyasa count number; a full of life and genuine rendering of the total Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, yoga's historical sacred textual content; and a thesaurus of yoga terminology.
within the asana part, Maehle describes every one posture with transparent, meticulous directions, photos, anatomical illustrations, and sensible advice. info at the mythological history and yogic context of particular postures brings extra perception to the perform. within the philosophy part, Maehle illuminates the Yoga Sutra utilizing the main historical commentaries in addition to his personal insights.
This quantity makes the complete course of Ashtanga Yoga available to fashionable practitioners. either functional consultant and religious treatise, Ashtanga Yoga is a wonderful advent to the 8 limbs of yoga and a useful source for any yoga instructor or practitioner.

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