Whether new to Ashtanga or an experienced student or teacher, you will find this book by David Swenson to be invaluable. It contains over photos and. One of the most popular forms of yoga today, Ashtanga combines flexibility, balance, strength, and over-all fitness. This excellent guide by master Ashtanga. : Ashtanga Yoga – The Practice Manual () by David Swenson and a great selection of similar New, Used and.

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Nov 01, Tina Hamilton rated it really liked it. It doesn’t go to in depth with the alignment of each pose, but it’s great for a handy, comprehensive reference guide. It turns out to be the Practice Manual exactly as I hoped it to be.

I also found him to have a great zwenson of humor and down to earth in his advice.

Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual

I think both of them compliment my practice very well. Aug 14, Kim Cataldo rated it it was amazing. Sep 01, Kris rated it it was amazing.

A great manual that I was gifted by two amazing yoga studio owners. Spiral-boundpages.

Books by David Swenson. I was hoping this book included the forth, fifth and sixth Ashtanga series of poses. Ashatnga of the added features I found surprising was the description of where the drishti would be in each posture. And David Swenson is wonderful.

Apr 21, Carrie Ridgeway marked it as to-read Recommended to Carrie by: Thanks for telling us about the problem. I do wish that the editing was a little better and that the pictures were in color, but you can’t have everything. Jun 04, Helen rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is an essential yoga book. Of course Manua, had to purchase his book as I practice Ashtanga yoga, he is my teacher’s teacher, and I was fortunate enough to be David’s model for a few poses.

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Book ratings by Goodreads. Whether new to Ashtanga or an experienced student or teacher, readers will find this book to be invaluable. Jun 19, Lindsay rated it it was amazing Shelves: This manuel is great for any level of practitioner as it gives clear and concise directions and instructions on the poses found in the Ashtanga sequence.

I’m very satisfied with this guide of Ashtanga Yoga. The chart that defined the eight aspects of yoga and little things such as explaining the meanings of the Sanskrit words made it easier to follow along with the instructions.

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Aug 26, Sarah rated it it was amazing. This is the place to start if you want to pick up Ashtanga.

One of my favorite features is that there are multiple modifications for each pose, which has been This is a wonderful reference book for Ashtanga practice. Great energy, so much knowledge. Sep 23, Jawad added it Recommends it for: Dec 07, Bexen rated it manuwl was amazing Shelves: Straight forward and offers lots of modified options for asanas that might start off as too difficult.

Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual by David Swenson

In general, I found this book to be an informative and easy-to-read guide for all levels. I wanted to give more don’t know how many more.

This book provides just enough background information and things we should pay attention to while practice. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new lractice book. David Swenson is an amazing source of information and his asana manuwl is out of this world.

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Strongest feature is that for each posture, a number of alternative versions are suggested for students who can’t accomplish the full posture. It’s filled with pictures for guidance and short forms of the yoga series. Mar 01, Lindsey Jarrett rated it maunal was amazing Shelves: I felt like I was holding the field manual for going to yoga teacher training with Pattabhi K. This is a great reference, in addition to few mores, for those on the Ashtanga yoga path. Sep 20, Uday Desai rated it it was amazing.

The Practice Manual by David Swenson. I’m not at all disappointed in the book though. Liked the emphasis on ‘practice,’ the explanation of the basics: The Best Books of This book is a clear and concise book on Ashtanga yoga. Attending one of David Swenson’s workshops is even better. Ashtanga Yoga manuall step by step illustrations and clear descriptions, that are enlightening even for the veteran yogi.

It gives many modifications and encouragement along the way.

Ashtanga Yoga : The Practice Manual

This book is fabulous. Even though there were many photographs in the book that demonstrated different variations of the postures, it could have been even better to feature more of xshtanga. Most Yogis don’t practice beyond the third series and that is the highest level I’ve seen depicted in any book maybe they are included on the OM poster of poses