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.
´´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 herpopular 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 entree into intermediate-level practice´´--
Nearly all of us would like less stress in our lives, a better ability to focus, improved health, and a fitness routine that we truly enjoy. You may be surprised to learn that yoga provides all of these benefits with a system of exercises that can be adapted to any age or level of fitness. Today, millions of people practice yoga, from young to old, from the hyper-athletic to those dealing with chronic diseases. Based on extensive studies, yoga is recognized as one of the most effective activities for achieving a healthy mind and body. Yoga´s many poses and exercises make it endlessly interesting and emotionally rich, giving you a wealth of options for designing a practice that fits your needs. Isn´t it time to get started - not just learning about yoga, but doing it?The 12 half-hour lectures of Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body, taught by acclaimed yoga teacher Dr. Heidi Sormaz, are the ideal first step for a newcomer and a fascinating journey of discovery for those who already practice. If you think, ´´I´m not flexible enough to do yoga,´´ you should try this course. Dr. Sormaz reveals that there is a practice that will work for you and help you on your road to a healthier mind and body.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heidi Sormaz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/001045/bk_tcco_001045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Would you like to know how you can extend your athletic career, prevent the onset of aging, and learn how to practice deep relaxation? Going to your first yoga class might be a little weird, but what isn´t weird the first time you try it? Your first day at a new job was a little weird because it was new - you didn´t know where things were, you didn´t know peoples´ names, and so on. There was a lot to remember and learn, but you survived; you got connected and got comfortable. Developing a yoga practice isn´t really painful, although your poses and routines will be grueling at times. You do have to consider some different things, such as what style of yoga you want to try, which classes you´d like to attend, and what poses will compliment your existing athletic regimen. If there´s a new sport you´re getting into when you roll out your mat for the first time, that can complicate things a bit more. The good news is that yoga is the ideal complement to any athletic activity. This book will give you the guidance you need to understand yoga and develop a sound practice that will yield many benefits for the rest of your life. Yoga for Men has been created to help men who´ve had little or no experience with yoga reach their full potential through simple, effective means. Yoga for Men will help you create a yoga practice that will meet your unique needs. Your yoga mat will become your laboratory of transformation. Yoga for Men will show you how to connect to every muscle in your body and to develop connections between every muscle and muscle group in the same workout. You will learn how to prevent injuries and incorporate your yoga practice into any athletic regimen you are involved in. Yoga for Men will teach you how to be your own teacher as your yoga practice continues to progress and become an integral part of your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Householder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049531/bk_acx0_049531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.