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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I’ve taken a number of workshops with David and along with being inspirational he’s very funny.

One of the added features I found surprising was the description of where the drishti would be in each posture. It’s a wonderful book with a spiral sswenson and beautiful photographs of the “Form” and includes the first and second series and other short forms. May 08, Brandi rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book provides just enough background information and things we should pay attention to while practice. I guess I’ll come back to it for as long as I practice.

Want to Read saving…. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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. Jan 28, Annie Vu rated it it was amazing.

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I’ve been practicing yoga for a year now and this guide gives more flesh to the basics that one has learned all these months. The definitive guide for ashtanga yoga!


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By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. This is a great reference, in addition to few mores, for those on the Ashtanga yoga path.

Aug 26, Sarah rated it it was amazing. Overall Width – Side to Side: This is for me the definitive manual. Straight forward and offers mamual of modified options for asanas that might start off as too difficult.

Books by David Swenson. Great for anyone who loves the Ashtanga practice to get a breakdown of the series.

Ashtanga Yoga : The Practice Manual

Many detailed photos and motivational insights. Feb 03, Goncalo rated it it was amazing Shelves: It has really great pictures and takes you through the primary and intermediate series in an easy to understand way.

I do wish that the editing was a little better and that the pictures were in color, but you can’t have everything. 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. The sequence illustrations are also wonderful. Great to have pictures and clear explanations of the poses. Jun 19, Lindsay rated it it was amazing Dvaid Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The Best Books of I had the opportunity to recently take a weekend workshop with David Swenson.

On In Ashtanga Yoga: I have always heard he is a remarkable teacher. It remains a constant reference that I go back to very often as it is written in a clear and straightforward language. Aug 09, Michelle rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I got some good tips out of this book for my practice in general, as well as to use during the primary series.


Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Yes, he graciously autographed the book. This is the place to start if you want to pick up Ashtanga.

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.

Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual by David Swenson

This book is a clear and concise book on Ashtanga yoga. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? This was the first Ashtanga book I read that offered attainable variations to postures.

The organization was consistent, and I liked how the same amount of instruction was yogz for each posture. Most Yogis don’t practice beyond the third series and that is the highest level I’ve seen depicted in any book maybe they xshtanga included on the OM poster of poses Ashtanga Yoga has step by step illustrations and clear descriptions, that are enlightening even for the veteran yogi.

David gives you alternatives to the positions, gold corns of advice about the practice and the spirit of yoga. I think both of them compliment my practice very well. Dec 07, Bexen rated it it was amazing Shelves: I felt like I was holding the field manual for going to yoga teacher training with Pattabhi K. I return to this book frequently for support.

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