Yoga Mala: The Original Teachings of Ashtanga Yoga Master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Paperback – One of the great yoga figures of our time, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois brought Ashtanga yoga to the West more than thirty years ago. Based on flowing, energetic movement coordinated with the breath, Ashtanga and the many forms of vinyasa yoga that grow directly out of it have become the most widespread and influential styles practiced today.
Yoga Mala―a “garland of yoga”―is Jois’s authoritative guide to Ashtanga. In it, he outlines the ethical principles and philosophy underlying the discipline, explains important terms and concepts, and guides the reader through Ashtanga’s Sun Salutations and the subsequent primary sequence of forty-two asanas, or poses, precisely describing how to execute each position and what benefits each provides. It is a foundational work on yoga by a true master.
Ashtanga Yoga Practice Cards: The Primary Series – Ashtanga Yoga is one of the most popular and rigorous styles of yoga—and now practicing the Primary Series at home could not be easier! This full-color set of practice cards includes ninety poses (the series plus each pose in Surya Namaskara A and B), each with photos, instructions, the drishti (point of focus), and a list of benefits. Kino MacGregor’s clear, step-by-step instruction of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series is a wonderful initiation for those who are new to the practice and will motivate experienced yogis toward the perfection of the form. Her devotion to yoga as a path of self-realization will inspire all practitioners
The Power of Ashtanga Yoga: Developing a Practice That Will Bring You Strength, Flexibility, and Inner Peace – Ashtanga Yoga is a graceful, athletic type of yoga that has become extremely popular in recent years. Here, Kino MacGregor, a disciple of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the great modern guru who developed Ashtanga Yoga, gives a comprehensive view of the practice and shows how Ashtanga is fundamentally a path of spiritual transformation and personal development.
MacGregor delves into the history and tradition of Ashtanga Yoga and reveals how its philosophy manifests in contemporary lifestyle and dietary choices. She also explains the essential connection of breath, posture, and gaze that is the core of the practice. Her clear, step-by-step instruction of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series—including standing, seated, back bending, twisting, hip-opening, and closing postures—is a wonderful initiation for those who are new to the practice, and it will motivate experienced yogis toward the perfection of the form. Throughout, MacGregor shares her own personal yoga journey and her devotion to yoga as a path of self-realization in a way that will inspire all practitioners.