Whether new to Ashtanga or an experienced student or teacher, you will find this book by David Swenson to be invaluable. It contains over photos and. One of the most popular forms of yoga today, Ashtanga combines flexibility, balance, strength, and over-all fitness. This excellent guide by master Ashtanga. : Ashtanga Yoga – The Practice Manual () by David Swenson and a great selection of similar New, Used and.

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However, one can have this book at the same time one goes a beginner’s class. This is an essential yoga book. This manual is written by a learned and humble man.

The Practice Manual, David Swenson provides step-by-step illustrations for primary, intermediate, and advanced postures. Feb 07, Tom rated it it was amazing. One of the added features I found surprising was the description of where the drishti would be in each posture.

I’ve taken a number of workshops with David and along with being inspirational he’s very funny. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

I had the opportunity to recently take a weekend workshop with David Swenson. That he offers modfications makes this book a huge step up from other that and it lies flat.

Liked the emphasis on yoba the explanation of swrnson basics: Oct 30, Katy rated it it was amazing. I think both of them compliment my practice very well. Book ratings by Goodreads. Not that I’m ready for them This is the place to start if you want to pick up Ashtanga.


This book provides just enough background information and things we should pay attention to while practice. I do wish that the editing was a little better and that the pictures were in color, but you can’t have everything. Received as a wonderful Mother’s Day gift !

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Ashtanga Yoga : The Practice Manual

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Now I just need to make it a daily practice AND become a certified yoga instructor May 19, Serena rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: In general, I found this book to be an informative and easy-to-read guide for all levels. I return ashanga this book frequently for support. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual

I think this is one of those books you’ll return to as long as you’re a yoga pract I’m very satisfied with this guide of Ashtanga Yoga. This manuel is great for any swwenson of practitioner as it gives clear and concise directions and instructions on the poses found in the Ashtanga sequence. I could appreciate how the author took the time to explain every step, term, and yoga pose.


I’ll have to look more closely. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. A great reference for anybody practicing yoga, not just the Primary Manal. An ultimate resource for teachers and serious practitioners of Ashtanga.

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Its spiral binding assures easy use while practicing and the hard cover increases durability. It’s a great companion to the author’s videos too! David Swenson is an amazing source of information yova his asana practice is out of this world.

I have always heard he is a remarkable teacher. A great manual that I was gifted by two amazing yoga studio owners. Really easy to follow and has literally been by my side many times in front of my mat. Many detailed photos and motivational insights. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Its spiral binding assures easy use while practicing and the hard cover increases durability.

Books by David Swenson. The spiral-bound format is useful for practioners. It gives many modifications and encouragement along the way. The sequence illustrations are also wonderful.

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