The Art of Vinyasa Awakening Body and Mind Through the

The Art of Vinyasa takes a unique look at Ashtanga yoga as meditation in motion that produces profound inner change Two of the most well respected teachers of the Ashtanga style of yoga Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor explore this rigorous practice not as a gymnastic feat but as a meditative form They reveal that doing the practice and particularly the vinyasa or the breath synchonized movements in such a deep and focused way allows practitioners to experience a profound awakening of the body and mind It also develops an adaptable flexible practice that can last a lifetimeFreeman and Taylor give an in depth explanation of form alignment and anatomy and how they work together in the practice They also present a holistic approach to asana practice that includes an awareness of the subtle breath and seamlessly merges yoga philosophy with practical techniqueUnlike other books on Ashtanga The Art of Vinyasa does not follow the linear pattern of the sequences of postures that are the hallmark of Ashtanga yoga Instead it interlinks the eight limbs yama and niyama ethical practices asana postures pranayama breathing pratyahara nongrasping of the senses dharana concentration dhyana meditation and samadhi harmony insight and shows how to establish an internally rooted yoga practicePLEASE NOTE When you purchase this title the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audioThe Art of Vinyasa takes a unique look at Ashtanga yoga as meditation in motion that produces profound inner change Two of the most well respected teachers of the Ashtanga style of yoga Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor explore this rigorous practice not as a gymnastic feat but as a meditative form They reveal that doing the practice and particularly the vinyasa or the breath synchonized movements in such a deep and focused way allows practitioners to experience a profound awakening of the body and mind It also develops an adaptable flexible practice that can last a lifetimeFreeman and Taylor give an in depth explanation of form alignment and anatomy and how they work together in the practice They also present a holistic approach to asana practice that includes an awareness of the subtle breath and seamlessly merges yoga philosophy with practical techniqueUnlike other books on Ashtanga The Art of Vinyasa does not follow the linear pattern of the sequences of postures that are the hallmark of Ashtanga yoga Instead it interlinks the eight limbs yama and niyama ethical practices asana postures pranayama breathing pratyahara nongrasping of the senses dharana concentration dhyana meditation and samadhi harmony insight and shows how to establish an internally rooted yoga practicePLEASE NOTE When you purchase this title the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audioThe Art of Vinyasa takes a unique look at Ashtanga yoga as meditation in motion that produces profound inner change Two of the most well respected teachers of the Ashtanga style of yoga Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor explore this rigorous practice not as a gymnastic feat but as a meditative form They reveal that doing the practice and particularly the vinyasa or the breath synchonized movements in such a deep and focused way allows practitioners to experience a profound awakening of the body and mind It also develops an adaptable flexible practice that can last a lifetimeFreeman and Taylor give an in depth explanation of form alignment and anatomy and how they work together in the practice They also present a holistic approach to asana practice that includes an awareness of the subtle breath and seamlessly merges yoga philosophy with practical techniqueUnlike other books on Ashtanga The Art of Vinyasa does not follow the linear pattern of the sequences of postures that are the hallmark of Ashtanga yoga Instead it interlinks the eight limbs yama and niyama ethical practices asana postures pranayama breathing pratyahara nongrasping of the senses dharana concentration dhyana meditation and samadhi harmony insight and shows how to establish an internally rooted yoga practicePLEASE NOTE When you purchase this title the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio