Ashtanga Yoga: Yoga in the Tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois: The Definitive Primary Series Practice Manual
Author: Petri Raisanen
Hardcover: 192 pages
Dimensions: 9.9 x 9.2 x 0.7 in. (25 x 23 x 1.8 cm)
Publisher: Yogawords, Ltd.; 1 edition (May 16, 2013)
Selling 10,000 copies in its original Finnish edition, this is the new, fully updated 2013 edition in English--the definitive Ashtanga yoga practice manual.
Hailing from the new generation of Ashtanga teachers, Petri Raisanen was authorised to teach in 2001 by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois--the originator of the Ashtanga yoga system. He has also studied with Derek Ireland, Lino Miele and R. Sharath Jois, amongst many other respected Ashtanga teachers.
In this guide, each of the yoga poses in the Primary Series is presented both separately and as part of a complete practice. The reader will gain a deep knowledge of the multidimensional philosophy of Ashtanga yoga and how it relates to everyday life.
A physical and dynamic form of yoga, Ashtanga combines an impressive sequence of yoga poses with special breathing techniques to heat the body internally and allow safe stretching of the muscles. Ashtanga enthusiasts point to the powerful impact of the practice on their overall health and well-being. Regular practice tones and strengthens the muscles, detoxifies the body, calms the mind and increases concentration.