Ashtanga Yoga - The Intermediate Series: Mythology, Anatomy, by Gregor Maehle

By Gregor Maehle

During this much-anticipated follow-up to his first e-book, Ashtanga Yoga: perform and Philosophy, Gregor Maehle deals an in depth and multifaceted advisor to Ashtanga Yoga’s Intermediate sequence. a professional yogi and instructor, Maehle will advisor you for your subsequent point with an remarkable intensity of anatomical rationalization and unheard of awareness to the practice’s philosophical and mythological history. you'll learn:* The history and functions of every of the 3 types of yoga: Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana
* easy methods to use Indian delusion and cosmology to deepen your practice
* the significance of the Sanskrit language to the yogic tradition
* The mythology in the back of the names of the Intermediate sequence postures
* The services and barriers of physique components vital to the Intermediate sequence, together with the backbone, the sacroiliac joint, the shoulder joint, and the hip joint
* tips to acquire the entire advantages of training the Intermediate SeriesMaehle meticulously explores all twenty-seven postures of the Intermediate sequence via pictures, anatomical line drawings, and functional, informative sidebars. He additionally discusses the philosophical and religious historical past of Ashtanga Yoga and areas the perform in the context of Indian cultural historical past. With passionate erudition, Maehle will arrange you to harvest actual, non secular, and psychological success out of your evolving perform.

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Are you overwhelmed by the buzz of activity in your life? Maybe you think you don’t have the time to slow down and get “centered,” but you must know this: You don’t have the time not to get centered. If you’re feeling out of balance, you’re wasting your days, your energy, and your power. You’re like a house with the heat on and all the windows open. Yoga can help you close the windows (or turn off the heat) and center on making the most of each precious moment of your day. Sometimes stress is a good thing.

How does your mind feel? At any point during the process, do all those clattering thoughts in the back of your mind recede? Do they stop clattering altogether? Maybe you got a little taste of flow during this exercise. Maybe you didn’t. But if you practice yoga every day with this kind of attention, eventually you’ll experience flow. You have it in you. A Yoga Minute Yoga is truly a mind/body exercise. The mind focuses on the body, the body responds to the mind. The two are partners in the process, and your whole being becomes more fully integrated.

Learning to recognize avidya and dispel it is one of the goals of yoga. Asmita (ah-SMEE-tah) is the ego, raga (RAH-gah) is attachment, and dvesha (DVEH-shah) is rejection. 39 Part 1 ➤ Let’s Get Into Yoga Ego is a boundary difficult for most Westerners to avoid. Your ego is what gives you a sense of who you are to the world. To say, “I am the smartest one in this class,” is ego. To say, “I have to win this game,” is ego. To say, “I am beautiful,” or “I am right,” or even “I am good at my job,” is ego.

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