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.
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“Kino MacGregor is gifted not only as a practitioner of asana but also as a writer and portrayer of the deeper aspects of yoga. She easily traverses such diverse terrains as spirituality, scripture, health, relationships, anatomy, and of course postural alignment and technique.”—Gregor Maehle, author of Ashtanga Yoga and Pranayama
“An excellent, well-researched book that explores the philosophical, spiritual, and physical dimensions of Ashtanga Yoga in a way that is informative, inspirational, non-dogmatic, and easy to understand.”—Tim Miller, Director of the Ashtanga Yoga Center, Encinitas, California
“Kino MacGregor shows us why she is so highly esteemed worldwide among Yoga teachers. Not only is she a miraculously proficient practitioner, she is also a skilled and compassionate teacher who knows the heart and essence of Yoga as a spiritual path leading to enlightenment.”—Jack Forem, author of Transcendental Meditation
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As always, Kino is thorough, precise, and encouraging. She is truly knowledgeable, and this book is an excellent resource! I definitely recommend!
Kino is recognized as one of the foremost experts in Ashtanga Yoga. She guides you through the demanding path of this yoga with her well researched book, that offers precise instruction and backed up with clear and concise illustrations. The most impressive thing about this author's book... she remembers what it was like in the beginning of practice and constantly encourages you forge ahead with your practice.