This is not another book about how to practice asanas (yoga postures). At the price of one yoga class, this handy overview compiles the essence of the author’s own long lasting research of the theory behind Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois and his family. It fills a gap in the literature about Ashtanga Yoga and helps yoga students as well as teachers to better understand its history, theory and philosophy.
The topics covered in this book include:
The History of Ashtanga Yoga
Ashtanga Yoga - The Doctrine
What Is Yoga, Anyway?
Ashtau Anga - The Eight Limbs
The Ashtanga Yoga Mantras
Important Concepts from Other Sources
An Art of Healing
Prana, Nadis and Bandhas
Healing the Physical Body
Healing the Mind
Healing the Soul
Ashtanga Yoga - The Method
“Do Your Practice and All Is Coming”
Shri K. Pattabhi Jois´ Teaching Style
1 Percent Anatomy
Things to Ponder (Recommended for Students)
Things to Ponder (Recommended for Teachers)
WARNING: Reading this book may change your practice of Ashtanga Yoga!