The most user-friendly guide to yoga, Ashtanga Yoga contains the entire primary and intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga with three options for every asana. With over 650 photos, clear instructions and commentary, this manual is perfect for all levels of practitioners and teachers.
- Spiral-Bound: 263 pages
- Author: David Swenson
- Publisher: Ashtanga Yoga Productions
- Genre: Health & Fitness; Exercise; Yoga; Manual
- Keywords: Ashtanga yoga, primary series, intermediate series, photos, instructions, commentary, David Swenson
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- TeasmytheVerified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars6 years agoReviewingAshtanga Yoga: The Practice ManualGreat for Beginners
I recently started a Ashtanga home practice and this book has offered great insights into the postures and David Swenson's caring and thoughtful personality shines through in the writing. I love that there are options for the more challenging poses and short-forms for days when I can't (or won't) do the half primary (still not to the full, but the whole series is there!). The only thing I wish it had depicted in the sequence pages is when to vinyasa/samastitihi between asanas. I am slowly memorizing them, and they are noted on the individual asana pages, but a little hint for a newbie like me would have been helpful when glancing at the sequencing portion of the book. My work around will probably just be to annotate in my book where that should happen, so not a huge issue.