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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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The Practice Manual by David Swenson. 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.

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Ashtanga Yoga : The Practice Manual

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Lists with This Book. It’s a wonderful book with a spiral binding and beautiful photographs of the “Form” and includes the fir I was hoping this book included the forth, fifth and sixth Ashtanga series of poses. There are not more than 5 stars available to give to this book. Its spiral binding assures easy use while practicing and the hard cover increases durability. Best practice manual I’ve seen – simple, clear and good photos.

I decided to move it into read, because I did not want to crowd my “currently reading” list. Although, not ravid if this is ideal for beginners.

Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual

Oct 30, Katy rated it it was amazing. This is an essential yoga book. This manuel is great for any level of practitioner yoha it gives clear and concise directions and instructions on the poses found in the Ashtanga sequence. Sometimes not looking in a certain direction can mean the difference between a kink in my neck and no pain in a pose. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I got some good tips out of this book for my practice in general, as well as to use during the primary series.


For those wanting more in depth history and analysi It turns out to be the Practice Manual exactly as I hoped it to be. Apr 21, Carrie Ridgeway marked it as to-read Recommended to Carrie hoga However, one can have this book at the same time one goes a beginner’s class.

Something to aspire to I do wish that the editing was a little better and that the pictures were in color, but you can’t have everything. Trivia About Ashtanga Yoga: I was hoping this book included the forth, fifth and sixth Ashtanga series of poses. The Practice Manual, David Swenson provides step-by-step illustrations for primary, intermediate, and advanced postures.

May 19, Serena rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Of course I 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. I’m very satisfied with this guide of Ashtanga Yoga. Aug 02, Monet rated it really liked it Shelves: The spiral binding makes it easy to rhe the book out in front of you for reference while trying new postures. Return to Book Page.

May 08, Brandi rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jun 11, Patricia Bacall rated it really liked it. Feb 03, Goncalo rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.


Jan 28, Annie Vu rated it it was amazing. Overall Height – Top to Bottom: It gives many modifications and encouragement along the way. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In general, I found this book to be an informative and easy-to-read guide for all levels.

Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual by David Swenson

Many detailed photos and motivational insights. This book is fabulous.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Some aspects of the layout are a little cheesy, and editing is not great many misspellings and grammatical errorsbut these are outweighed by the good points.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please pracfice up. 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 mznual the OM poster of poses The Best Books of It has really great pictures and takes you through the primary and intermediate series in an easy to understand way.

It is perfect for making your own Pictograph – when my teacher corrects my pose, I make a note of it on the photo, which has been a very helpful reminder for my practice.