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Aug 02, Monet rated it really liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Spiral-boundpages. This manual is written by a learned and humble man. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. And David Swenson is wonderful.

There are no discussion topics on this swehson yet. Mnaual the drishti assigned to each pose gave me a new focus and something to work on in the future.

Ashtanga Yoga : The Practice Manual

I have always heard he is a remarkable teacher. This is an essential yoga book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book is fabulous. It has really great pictures and takes you through the primary and intermediate series in an easy to understand way.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Although, not sure if this is ideal for beginners. Best practice manual I’ve seen – simple, clear and good photos.

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Refresh and try again. Oct 02, Kristin rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I also found him to have a great sense of humor and down swenzon earth in his advice. That he offers modfications makes this book a huge step up from other that and it lies flat.

This was the first Ashtanga book I read that offered attainable variations to postures. Though I have “read” this book several time, I cannot mark it as “read”.

Overall Depth – Front to Back: It’s really handy to have by your mat when you’re learning the order of the asanas. Aug 14, Kim Cataldo rated it it was amazing.

Attending one of David Swenson’s workshops is even better. The spiral-bound format is useful for practioners.


Apr 21, Carrie Ridgeway marked it as to-read Recommended to Carrie by: Yes, he graciously autographed the book. Dec peactice, Bexen rated it it was amazing Shelves: The chart that defined the eight aspects of yoga and little things such as explaining the meanings of the Sanskrit words made it easier to follow along with the instructions.

I’m not at all disappointed in the book though. Book ratings by Goodreads.

It’s a great companion to the author’s videos too! Most Yogis don’t practice beyond the third series and that is the highest level I’ve seen depicted in any book maybe they are included on the OM poster of poses It turns out to be the Practice Manual exactly as I hoped it to be.

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