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Astanga Yoga As It Is
Author: Matthew Sweeney
Spiral Bound Paperback: 84 pages
Dimensions: 11.5 x 8.5 in. (29 x 21 cm)
Publisher: The Yoga Temple (2005)
A comprehensive guide to the first four sequences of Astanga Yoga: Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A and Advanced B as taught by Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois.
Astanga Yoga As It Is details relevant techniques on breathing, asana, bandha and dristi. It offers insight into the practical application of yoga philosophy with information on the chakra, granthi, nadi and the yoga sutras. The photographic section includes the asana for each sequence plus all of the variations for the movement and breath between each posture. This is a one-of-a-kind map to the traditional vinyasa method.
Vinyasa Unlocked DVD - Matthew Sweeney
Produced by: The Yoga Temple
Region: All regions
Number of Discs: 2
DVD Release Date: 2013
Run Time: 4 hours 19 minutes
Developing the Salute to the Sun, Jumping Through and Jumping Back, Back bending and Inversions
Vinyasa Unlocked is a unique series of Yoga workshops that will enable you to learn and practice the different stages for graceful movements: simple and practical methods for improving Suryanamaskara through to Viparita Chakrasana.
The concept behind these techniques is to help balance flexibility and strength throughout the body. We need to develop both at the same time so that our stability and grace with all vinyasa is improved. Just as we aim to balance the inhalation and exhalation in our practice, the masculine and feminine and the Sun and Moon, it is essential that we seek to balance these qualities at the most basic level of the body. If you can develop your strength and flexibility equally, you can also begin to balance these energies in the subtle body and spiritually.
The first DVD in this set includes great details for developing:
- the Salute to the Sun
- jumping through and jumping back
- headstand, forearm balance and handstand
- back bending and drop backs
- the reverse wheel or tic-tacs
The second DVD includes a range of supporting exercises on:
- core strength
- shoulder and upper back flexibility
- leg strength and front body flexibility
- variations on all the Salutes
- Nauli Kriya and the three Bandha
Personal Biography of Matthew Sweeney