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The Power of Ashtanga Yoga II

The Intermediate Series: A Practice to Open Your Heart and Purify Your Body and Mind
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
September, 2015
ISBN:
9781611801590
Quantity: 
1
$28.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Ashtanga Yoga is a popular and athletic type of yoga developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, one of the great modern gurus. In this follow-up to her popular first book, The Power of Ashtanga Yoga, Kino MacGregor, one of Jois’s disciples, presents and explains the Second, or Intermediate, Series. MacGregor gives a basic introduction to Ashtanga Yoga philosophy, provides essential background information on the Intermediate Series, gives tips on how to know when you are ready to take on this next stage of practice, explains the purification aspects of the practice, and gives instructions for the pranayama techniques associated with the practice, along with other key points. She also describes and demonstrates the entire Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series in over 250 photographs.

Guruji used to say, “Practice and all is coming.” But the results he was referring to are only attainable if you commit yourself to the disciplined approach of the practice. Repeating the same order of postures every day gives you the chance to perfect those that are part of your daily routine. You maintain this set practice beyond your personal preferences. You practice when it is new and exciting, peaceful and pleasant—and when you are tired and bored, hurting and discouraged. You have to pass through these stages, because the physical training in the Ashtanga Yoga method is not actually the end goal. The peace of mind that comes from your ability to remain calm and centered in any situation is the discipline’s highest goal.

This solid, engaging entré into intermediate-level practice is a wonderful resource for both practitioners and teachers.

Publisher’s Description: 

A user's guide to intermediate-level practice of Ashtanga Yoga--by the dynamic yoga teacher Kino MacGregor.

Ashtanga Yoga is a popular and athletic type of yoga developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, one of the great modern gurus. In this follow-up to her popular first book, The Power of Ashtanga Yoga, Kino MacGregor, one of Jois's disciples, presents and explains the Second, or Intermediate, Series. MacGregor gives a basic introduction to Ashtanga Yoga philosophy, provides essential background information on the Intermediate Series, gives tips on how to know when you are ready to take on this next stage of practice, explains the purification aspects of the practice, and gives instructions for the pranayama techniques associated with the practice, along with other key points. She also describes and demonstrates the entire Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series in 125 photographs.

This book is appropriate for those who are already practicing Ashtanga Yoga and who want a solid, engaging entré into intermediate-level practice.

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