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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One of the added features I found surprising was the description of where the drishti would be in each posture. I’m very satisfied with this guide of Ashtanga Yoga. This is an essential yoga book. Spiral-boundpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Yes, he graciously autographed the book. Great energy, so much knowledge.

Jun 11, Patricia Bacall rated it really liked it. Sometimes not looking in a certain direction can mean the difference between a kink in my neck and no pain in a pose.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Return to Book Page. Even if you have practiced for years, the depth of the descriptions is worth a look. Jul 15, Andrea Powell rated it it was amazing. I’ve been practicing yoga for a year now and this guide gives more manusl to the basics that one has learned all these months.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you ashtangx your new favourite book. Strongest feature is that for each posture, a number of alternative versions are suggested for students who can’t accomplish the full posture.

The Practice Manual, David Swenson provides step-by-step illustrations for primary, intermediate, and advanced postures.


The perfect buddy when developing your practice. This manual is written by a learned and humble man. Sep 01, Kris cavid it it was amazing.

It gives many modifications and encouragement along the way. Jun 04, Helen rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s a wonderful book yova a spiral binding and beautiful photographs of the “Form” and includes the fir Swensson was hoping this book included the forth, fifth and sixth Ashtanga series of poses.

This was the first Ashtanga book I read that offered attainable variations to postures. It remains a constant reference that I go back to very often as it is dvaid in a clear and straightforward language. Oct 30, Katy rated it it was amazing. Received as a wonderful Mother’s Day gift ! This is a fantastic resource, it specifically shows step-by-step instructions for each pose and most importantly it gives you the breathe exercise to go with you to pose.

I think both of them compliment my practice very well. Apr 08, Joshua rated it it was amazing. Attending one of David Swenson’s workshops is even better.

Ashtanga Yoga : The Practice Manual

Great for anyone who loves the Ashtanga practice to get a breakdown of the series. This is the one of the best books on ashtanga that I’ve found thus far. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Dec 28, Swenosn rated it it was amazing Shelves: And, it opens up and lays flat on the ground so you don’t have to worry about keeping your place or flipping through the book during practice.

Overall Depth – Front to Back: Books by David Swenson. And David Swenson is wonderful.

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. On In Ashtanga Yoga: It’s a wonderful book with a spiral binding and beautiful photographs of the “Form” and includes the first and second series and other short forms. This book provides just enough background information and things we should pay attention to while practice.


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Jan 28, Annie Vu rated it it was amazing. One of my favorite features is that there are multiple modifications for each pose, which has been great for me as a new Ashtanga student. David Swenson is an amazing source of information and his asana practice is out of this world. For those wanting more in depth history and analysi It turns out to be the Practice Manual exactly as I hoped it to be.

Highly recommended to everyone. In general, I found this book to be an informative and easy-to-read guide for all levels. Aug 02, Monet rated it really liked it Shelves: David gives you alternatives to the positions, gold corns of advice about the practice and the spirit of yoga. Though I have “read” this book several time, I cannot mark it as “read”.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Now I just need to make it a daily practice AND become a certified yoga instructor Book ratings by Goodreads. Really easy to follow and has literally been by my side many times in front of my mat. That he offers modfications makes this book a huge step up from other that and it lies flat.