Synopses & Reviews
Ashtanga Yoga is a practical and inspirational book for anyone who wishes to improve their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. In this simple introduction to Ashtanga yoga, Anton Simmha reveals some of the history and philosophy of yoga, together with its more practical aspects, such as breathing techniques, before guiding us safely and expertly through the four basic series of postures.
All of the positions are illustrated and explained with step-by-step photo sequences, clear instructions and useful notes on the benefits of each posture (which range from increasing strength and flexibility, to releasing stress and clearing the mind). Interspersed throughout the book are inspiring quotations from yoga's classic texts.
Whatever your level of ability, Ashtanga Yoga can help you devise a routine that is perfectly suited to you and your lifestyle.