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Ashtanga Yoga is a graceful, athletic type of yoga that has become extremely popular in recent years. Beautifully written and illustrated, Ashtanga Yoga by John Scott takes you step-by-step through the sequence of flowing energetic movements that comprises Ashtanga Yoga's unique eight-limb system. With clarity and detail, Scott outlines vinyasa, the breath-movement system that distinguishes Ashtanga Yoga from other forms of yoga. Through these traditional exercises, you will find yourself on a path to self-realization, gradually releasing and stretching muscles, building strength, focusing the mind, and cleansing the spirit.
John is a dedicated and direct student of Shri K Pattabhi Jois since 1989. John was introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga by Derek Island 24 years ago, while traveling through Europe. Two years later, John began his studies with Guruji – Shri K Pattabhi Jois of Mysore India, and has since then continued to develop his practice and teach / share the practice with many other students on the path of yoga.
In 1995 John was certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga by Shri K Pattabhi Jois. John incorporates design philosophies with yoga philosophies, adding a very precise, detailed and colourful metaphorical presentation to his teaching.