Ashtanga Yoga: Practice & Philosophy
by Gregor Maehle
Ashtanga Yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures, producing internal heat and a purifying sweat. This detoxifies muscles and organs for improved circulation, a lighter, stronger body, and a calm mind. This comprehensive guide clearly and meticulously explains over fifty postures, with photos and line drawings. Dozens of sidebars highlight anatomical details, practical tips, and insights into the philosophy and mythology behind yoga practices. A section on yoga history, with commentary on the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, is also included. 320 pp.