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For the travelling Asthanga yogi, Matthew Sweeney has brought you a portable edition of his original guide to Ashtanga Yoga: "Astanga Yoga As It Is". This smaller edition includes a graphic depiction of the asanas of the first four sequences of ashtanga yoga, using the same, simple black-and-white photography of Matthew Sweeney in his practice found in his previous books and posters.
Sweeney includes the sanskrit names, along with breath instruction and drishti points for each pose. A sanskrit glossary is included in the back of this edition corresponding to each Asana used in the sequences. Take your practice on the road with this lightweight, concise visual guide to Ashtanga yoga as taught by Sri Krisna Pattabhi Jois and expanded upon by Matthew Sweeney.
Matthew Sweeney's knowledge of yoga encompasses 24 years of practice and 18 years of teaching. His education includes Shiatsu massage, yoga therapy, Iyengar yoga and Ashtanga yoga. Matthew's teaching combines the tradition of Ashtanga yoga with the therapeutic needs of each student. He provides an individual approach to the Mysore method and is renowned for the attention he gives to both novice and advanced students.
Matthew is widely regarded as one of the world's most advanced exponents of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga as taught by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. His asana practice includes advanced B, or 4th series. He studies regularly at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India where he completed advanced A, or 3rd series, in 1996.
Matthew travels and teaches yoga workshops in Australia, Asia, North America and Europe.