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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Dec 28, Avonlea rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ashtanga Yoga has step by step illustrations and clear descriptions, that are enlightening even for the veteran yogi. Although, not sure if this is ideal for beginners. On In Ashtanga Yoga: I think both of them compliment my practice very well.

Sep 20, Uday Desai rated it it was amazing. Aug 09, Michelle rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’ll have to look more closely. Something to aspire to 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 them.

A great reference for anybody practicing yoga, not just the Primary Series. Swenon filled with pictures for guidance and short forms of the yoga series.


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It remains a constant reference that I go back to very often as it is written in a clear and straightforward language. This book provides just enough background information and things we should pay attention to while practice.

This is for me the definitive manual.

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. Attending one of David Swenson’s workshops is even better. Jan 28, Annie Vu rated it it was amazing.

However, one can have this book at the same time one goes a beginner’s class. I think this is one of those books you’ll return to as long as you’re a yoga practitioner. Now I just need to make it a daily practice AND become a certified yoga instructor Even if you have practiced for years, hhe depth of the descriptions is worth a look.

For those wanting more in depth manuxl and analysi It turns out to be the Practice Manual exactly as I hoped it to be.

It’s a great companion to the author’s videos too! There are not more than 5 stars available to give to this book. Great for anyone who loves the Ashtanga practice to get a breakdown of the series.

It turns out to be the Practice Manual exactly as I hoped it to be. Oct 30, Katy rated it it was amazing. Yes, he graciously autographed the book. Its spiral binding assures easy use while practicing and the hard cover increases durability.


Strongest feature is that for each posture, a number of alternative versions are suggested for students who can’t accomplish the full posture.

Ashtanga Yoga : The Practice Manual

Apr 21, Carrie Ridgeway marked it as to-read Recommended to Carrie by: It will give me ideas for yoga for years to come. Overall Height – Top to Bottom: I could appreciate how the author took the time to explain every step, term, and yoga pose.

Lists with This Book. It contains over photos and multiple variations for every asana in the primary and intermediate series plus three short forms.

Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual

I got some good tips out of this book for my practice in general, as thw as to use during the primary series. David gives you alternatives to the positions, gold corns of advice about the practice and the spirit of yoga. The Best Books of Books by David Swenson.