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'Ashtanga Yoga'by Petri Räisäinen is the definitive primary series practice manualthat describes yoga in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. This book presents each of the yoga poses in the Primary series both seperately and as a part of a complete practice. You'll gain a deep knowledge of the multi-dimensional philosophy of Ashtanga yoga and how it can relate to your everyday life.
This clearly and simply written guide draws on personal interviews between the author and Pattabhi and Sharath Jois, making it the most autthoritative Ashtanga manual available today. packed full of knowledge and insight, this book will delight beginners, advanced students and yoga teachers alike.
Ashtanga yoga combines a powerful sequence of yoga poses with special breathing techniques to heat the body internally and allow safe stretching. Regular practice is transformative: toning, strengthening and detoxifying the body, calming the mind and increasing concentration.
Petri Räisänen is an internationally known and respected yoga teacher, and co-owner and director of Ashtanga Yoga Helsinki, on of the worlds largest yoga shala's. He was a devoted student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois until the latter's death in 2009.