The Power of Ashtanga Yoga: Developing a Practice That Will Bring You Strength, Flexibility, and Inner Peace --Includes the complete Primary Series
Shambhala Publications, 4.6.2013 - 240 sivua
Ashtanga Yoga is a graceful, athletic type of yoga that has become extremely popular in recent years. Here, Kino MacGregor, a disciple of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the great modern guru who developed Ashtanga Yoga, gives a comprehensive view of the practice and shows how Ashtanga is fundamentally a path of spiritual transformation and personal development.
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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Getting Started with Ashtanga Yoga History
Breath Pose and Gaze
The Ashtanga Yoga Diet
Where It All Begins
Build Your Foundation
Grow Your Lotus
Open Your Heart
Entering the Inner Space
The Yoga of True Power
The Complete Ashtanga Yoga Primary
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Adho Mukha Svanasana ahimsa alignment ankles arms asana Ashtanga Yoga AṢṬAU back muscles backbends balance bandhas big toes Chaturanga Chaturanga Dandasana Chaturanga Inhale chest Cleanses deep deeper deeply Downward-Facing Dog EKĀDAŚA emotional energy engage enter the pose Exhale external rotation feel feet Figure five breaths flexibility fold forward fold Inhale forward bend gaze granthis ground half-lotus hamstrings Hatha Yoga Hatha Yoga Pradipika head healing heels hip joints hold Improves digestion Inhale jump back keep left foot lift up Exhale lift your spine lotus position lower back Marichasana mind movement Mukha Svanasana Nasagrai Nose NAVA pain Paschimattanasana Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras path Pattabhi Jois pelvic floor pelvis physical Pose Drishti pranayama Primary Series release right foot right knee Samasthiti samskaras SAPTA seated poses shoulder blades Sirsasana sit bones space spiritual strength Stretches Surya Namaskara teacher thighs torso twist Upward-Facing Dog Exhale Urdhva vinyasa yoga practice yoga practitioners Yoga Sutras