The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga: An Authoritative Presentation, Based on 30 Years of Direct Study Under the Legendary Yoga Teacher Krishnamacharya

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Da Capo Press, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 265 pages
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Sri T. Krishnamacharya (1888–1989) was the most influential figure in the last 100 years in the field of yoga. Many of today's best-known yoga teachers—including his brother-in-law B. K. S. Iyengar, his son T. K. V. Desikachar, and Pattabhi Jois, founder of Ashtanga yoga—studied with him and modeled their own yoga styles after his practice and teaching. Yet, despite his renowned status, Krishnamacharya's wisdom has never before been made completely available, just as he taught it. Now, in The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga, Srivatsa Ramaswami—Krishnamacharya's longest-standing student outside his own family—presents his master's teachings of yogasanas in unprecedented detail. Drawing upon his 33 years of direct study, beginning in 1955 and continuing nearly until his teacher's death, Ramaswami presents more than nine hundred poses and variations in logically structured sequences, precisely describing Krishnamacharya's complete Vinyasakrama system. Along with every movement of each yoga posture, he covers the proper breathing techniques for each pose—something no other book also derived from Krishnamacharya's teaching does. Nearly 1,000 full-color photographs are featured in this authoritative landmark presentation of the study practiced by the "grandfather of modern yoga."

 

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Credited with developing modern yoga, the legendary guru Sri T. Krishnamacharya (1888-1989) also influenced such well-known yoga teachers as B.K.S. Iyengar and Pattabhi Jois. According to Ramaswami ... Read full review

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Contents

ASYMMETRIC SEATED VINYASA SEQUENCE
35
SEATED POSTERIOR STRETCH SEQUENCE
71
ON ONE LEG YOGASANAS
87
THE SUPINE SEQUENCE
101
THE Bow POSE SEQUENCE
137
THE TRIANGLE POSE SEQUENCE
147
THE INVERTED POSTURE SEQUENCE
161
MEDITATIVE POSE SEQUENCE
176
I0 THE LOTUS POSE SEQUENCE
189
Glossary
257
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