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David Swenson - Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual
Whether new to Ashtanga or an experienced student or teacher, readers will find this book to be invaluable. It contains over 650 photos and multiple variations for every asana in the primary and intermediate series plus three short forms. Swenson gives a clear description of the physical form of each pose and its benefits, as well as indications for the Drishti's and breathing. For every posture alternatives for beginners are given, making this book great for both beginning and experienced practitioners as well as teachers! Its spiral binding assures easy use while practicing and the hard cover increases durability.
The book also offers background information about Ashtanga yoga and inspiring quotes.
- 162 pages
- With images
About the author
David Swenson began the practice of yoga in 1969 at the age of 13. He found Ashtanga in 1973 through David Williams. In 1974 K. Pattabhi Jois made his first trip to the US and David began studies directly with him at that time. He then traveled to Mysore, India in 1977 and learned the entire system in it's original form. David is recognized today as one of the foremost authorities of Ashtanga Yoga.