Ashtanga Yoga: The Definitive Step-by-step Guide to Dynamic Yoga
John Scott's Ashtanga Yoga draws on his expertise as a teacher of this most energetic form of yoga. An easy-to-use guide, it features color photographs and a series of step-by-step exercise sessions -- starting with a simple sequence designed for beginners that, once mastered, provides the foundation for moving to the next cycle.
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This is the definitive guide for Ashtanga Yoga - it is simple, straightforward and covers all the essentials. I have practiced Ashtanga for 10 years and have read most well know authors. I find John Scott's book is the best there is for Ashtanga. I saw a comment in an earlier review that this book lacked spirituality. I think that is an incorrect expectation from a book on Ashtanga. This is a school of yoga where one of the most popular quotes of its founder - Pattabhi Jois - is "Don't think, breath." Its focus is on daily yoga practice and discipline, not on philosophy and spirituality.