Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy

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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...

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Overview

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; and 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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781577316060
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 275,413
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregor Maehle has studied yoga since 1982, focusing on Ashtanga Yoga since 1990. In 1997 Shri K. Pattabhi Jois authorized him to teach Ashtanga Yoga. He is the cofounder and director of 8 Limbs Ashtanga Yoga studio in Perth, Australia, where he lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2008

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    Gregor provides a well-researched and deeply contemplated discussion of the Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali. He and his wife Monica show the beauty of the classic poses with insight into their nuances and caution us that dripping with sweat during our practice is overdoing it.

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  • Posted October 12, 2009

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    I think this is a great book for people who practice Ashtanga or are looking to...

    I think this is a great book for people who practice Ashtanga or are looking to. The only thing I don't like is that it only contains the first series and doesn't get into much extension work. I've practiced Yoga for over seven years on and off and one of the biggest problems I have sometimes is the lack of extension work in the first series. They follow protocol here though so it follows you wouldn't get into the second series, still for something this comprehensive, I would've liked to see that addressed. But whatever, its still a great book, with wonderful info on muscles and anatomy that's easy to understand if you are a layperson and new to working out/ yoga. For someone who works in the industry, its a great refresher and offers great insight.

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