|Bibliography, etc. Note:
|| Includes bibliographical references (unnumbered page 217).
|Formatted Contents Note:
|| pt. 1. Theory. Getting started with Ashtanga yoga history and tradition -- Heart of the method: breath, pose, and gaze -- The Ashtanga yoga diet -- The spiritual journey of asana: yoga beyond bending -- pt. 2. Practice. Sun salutation: where it all begins -- Standing poses: build your foundation -- Seated poses: grow your lotus -- Backbends: open your heart -- Finishing poses: entering the inner space -- Strength: the yoga of true power -- Appendix A. Mantras -- Appendix B. Sanskrit Vinyasa count -- Appendix C. The complete Ashtanga yoga primary series.
|| Discusses the history and tradition of Ashtanga yoga and explains the essential connection of breath, posture, and gaze that is the core of the practice.