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  • Awakening Body and Mind Through the Practice of Ashtanga Yoga
  • By: Richard Freeman, Mary Taylor
  • Narrated by: Erin Moon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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The Art of Vinyasa

By: Richard Freeman,Mary Taylor
Narrated by: Erin Moon
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Summary

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 lifetime.

Freeman 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 technique.

Unlike 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 practice.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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beautifully constructed

beautifully constructed and easy to follow, I am so very drawn to Mary and Richards teachings

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Very good

I wish these teachers would offer more on audible; really feels like a gift from the beautiful iSights through metaphor and great experience.

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Transformed my ashtanga practise

Descriptions reveal the essence of asana anatomically, mindfully, spirituality... listening brought a transformational meditative focus

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Absolutely loved it

Absolutely loved Richard Freedman insight on the practise of ashtanga. Will definitely listen to it again. Highly recommend it.

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