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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Ashtanga Yoga by David Swenson. The Practice Manual by David Swenson. Whether new to Ashtanga or an experienced student or teacher, readers will find this book to be invaluable.
It contains over photos and multiple variations for every asana in the primary and intermediate series plus three short forms. Its spiral binding assures easy use while practicing and the hard cover increases durability. Overall Height – Top to Bottom: Overall Width – Side to Side: Overall Depth – Front to Back: Spiral-boundpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Strongest feature is that for each posture, a number of alternative versions are suggested for students who can’t accomplish the full posture. Many detailed photos and motivational insights.
The spiral-bound format is useful for practioners. 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.
Mar 13, D rated it really liked it. Liked the emphasis on ‘practice,’ the explanation of the basics: Aug 02, Monet rated it really liked it Shelves: The Practice Manual, David Swenson provides step-by-step illustrations for primary, intermediate, and advanced postures.
I could appreciate how the author took the time to explain every step, term, and yoga pose. 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: One of the added features I found surprising was the description of where the drishti would be in each posture.
Sometimes not looking in a certain direction can mean the difference between a kink in my neck and no pain in a pose. Having the drishti assigned to each pose gave me a new focus and something to work on in the future. 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 way I see it, the more pictures, the better the book can be. In general, I found this book to be an informative and easy-to-read guide for all levels.
The organization was consistent, and I liked how the same amount of instruction was provided for each posture. Mar 01, Lindsey Jarrett rated it it was amazing Shelves: A great manual that I was gifted by two amazing yoga studio owners.
Great for anyone who loves the Ashtanga practice to get a breakdown of the series.
Really easy to follow cavid has literally been by my side many times in front of my mat. The perfect buddy when developing your practice. And David Swenson is wonderful. Great energy, so much knowledge. Apr 21, Carrie Ridgeway marked it as to-read Recommended to Carrie by: Received as a wonderful Mother’s Day gift !
Feb 03, Goncalo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Best practice manual I’ve seen – simple, clear and good photos. Aug 26, Sarah rated it it was asutanga. This is a great reference, in addition to few mores, for those on the Ashtanga yoga path. It remains a constant reference that I go back to very often as it is written in a clear and straightforward language. Sep 01, Kris rated it it practcie amazing.
I felt like I was holding the field manual for going to yoga teacher training with Practce K. David Swenson dvid an amazing source of information and his asana practice is out of this world.
An ultimate resource for teachers and serious practitioners of Ashtanga. Aug 14, Kim Cataldo rated it it was amazing. 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.
It also includes modifications for each pose, which is good because every day is different. Jun 04, Helen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Great to have pictures and clear explanations of the poses. Jul 15, Andrea Powell rated it it was amazing. Bh was the first Ashtanga book I read that offered attainable variations to postures.
Jun 19, Lindsay rated it it was amazing Shelves: I got some good tips out of this book for my practice in general, as well as to use during the primary series. Jan 28, Annie Vu rated it it was amazing. Practive turns out to be the Practice Manual exactly as I hoped it to be.
Neither too short or too long, concise, in spiral bound, with lots of big clear pictures ashhanga each step. 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.
Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual
This book provides just enough background information and things we should pay attention to while practice. For those wanting more in depth history and analysi It turns out to be the Practice Manual exactly as I hoped it to be. For those wanting more in depth history and analysis of a pose, I would recommend the book Ashtanga Yoga: I think both of them compliment my practice very well.
May 19, Serena rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This is a wonderful reference book for Ashtanga practice. It has really great pictures and takes you through the primary and intermediate series in an easy to understand way.
It’s really handy to have by your mat when you’re learning the order of the asanas. 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.
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. 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.
It doesn’t go to in depth with the alignment of each pose, but it’s great for a handy, comprehensive reference guide. I do wish that the editing was a little better and that the pictures were in color, but you can’t have everything.
Oct 03, Valeria rated it it was amazing. I’m very satisfied with this guide of Ashtanga Yoga. Although, not sure if this is ideal for beginners. I’ve been practicing yoga for a year now and this guide gives more flesh to the basics that one has practlce all these months. However, one can have this book at the same time one goes a beginner’s class.
David gives you alternatives to the positions, gold corns of advice about the practice and the spirit of yoga. I think this is one of those books you’ll return to as long as you’re a yoga pract I’m very satisfied with this guide of Ashtanga Yoga. I think this is one of those books you’ll return to as long as you’re a yoga practitioner. Jan 25, Kimz Zahour rated it really liked it Shelves: I was hoping this book included the forth, fifth and sixth Ashtanga series of poses.
Not that I’m ready for them 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 on the OM poster of poses I’ll have to look more closely.
I’m not at all disappointed in the book though. 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. 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.
Jul 21, Laura rated it it was amazing.