Ashtanga Yoga - The Intermediate Series: Mythology, Anatomy, and Practice

Ashtanga Yoga - The Intermediate Series: Mythology, Anatomy, and Practice

by Gregor Maehle


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Ashtanga Yoga - The Intermediate Series: Mythology, Anatomy, and Practice by Gregor Maehle

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781577316695
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 1,263,325
Product dimensions: 8.22(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Gregor Maehle has studied yoga since 1982, focusing on Ashtanga Yoga since 1990. He spent several years in India studying the many branches of yoga under various masters, including K. Pattabhi Jois, B. N. S. Iyengar, and B. K. S. Iyengar. He is the author of Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy and the cofounder and director of 8 Limbs Ashtanga Yoga in Perth, Australia, where he lives.

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