By Gregor Maehle
Ashtanga Yoga: perform and Philosophy is the 1st e-book of its type, featuring a complete consultant to all 8 limbs of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. subscribe to writer Gregor Maehle, a pro yogi and compassionate instructor, as he publications you thru the background 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 normal vinyasa count number; a full of life and actual rendering of the whole Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, yoga's historic sacred textual content; and a word list of yoga terminology.
within the asana part, Maehle describes every one posture with transparent, meticulous directions, photos, anatomical illustrations, and useful suggestions. info at the mythological heritage 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 obtainable to trendy practitioners. either useful consultant and non secular treatise, Ashtanga Yoga is a superb creation to the 8 limbs of yoga and a useful source for any yoga instructor or practitioner.
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Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy by Gregor Maehle