The Power of Ashtanga Yoga: Developing a Practice That Will Bring You Strength, Flexibility, and Inner Peace --Includes the complete Primary Series

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Shambhala Publications, Jun 4, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 240 pages
A user's guide to the philosophy and practice of one of the most popular types of yoga—by the dynamic yoga teacher Kino MacGregor

Ashtanga Yoga is a graceful, athletic type of yoga that has become extremely popular in recent years. Here, Kino MacGregor—a disciple of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the great modern guru who developed Ashtanga Yoga—gives a comprehensive view of the practice, demonstrating how Ashtanga is fundamentally a path of spiritual transformation and personal development.

MacGregor delves into the history and tradition of Ashtanga Yoga and reveals how its philosophy manifests in contemporary lifestyle and dietary choices. She also explains the essential connection of breath, posture, and gaze that is the core of the practice. Her clear, step-by-step instruction of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series—including standing, seated, backbending, twisting, hip-opening, and closing postures—is a wonderful initiation for those who are new to the practice, and it will motivate experienced yogis toward perfection of the form. Throughout, MacGregor shares her own personal yoga journey and her devotion to yoga as a path of self-realization in a way that will inspire all practitioners.
 

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Acknowledgments
Getting Started with Ashtanga Yoga History
Breath Pose and Gaze
The Ashtanga Yoga Diet
Yoga beyond
Where It All Begins
Build Your Foundation
Grow Your Lotus
Open Your Heart
Entering the Inner Space
The Yoga of True Power
Mantras
The Complete Ashtanga Yoga Primary
Glossary
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Kino MacGregor is one of only fourteen people—and the youngest woman—in the United States to receive certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga from its founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She has an international following of her own, and a busy schedule of teaching gigs at seminars and yoga conferences worldwide. She is a life coach and has a Master's Degree from New York University. MacGregor and her husband, Tim Feldmann, are the founders of the Miami Life Center (www.miamilifecenter.com), where they teach daily classes, workshops, and intensives together. MacGregor was featured in Yoga Journal as one of the top twenty-one rising stars of yoga. Her website is www.kinoyoga.com.

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