Ashtanga Yoga The Intermediate Series


Ashtanga Yoga the Intermediate Series

Mythology, Anatomy and Practice

By Gregor Maehle

Paperback: 210 pages

1 in stock (can be backordered)


“Gregor Maehle’s Ashtanga Yoga — The Intermediate Series is a treasure chest of practical gems. He weaves together important insights into the anatomy and form of the yoga postures with the contemplative and internal aspects of yoga practice. Tying together philosophy, myth, and subtle practices, he gives the student an ever-deepening experience of the true tradition of yoga ”

— RICHARD FREEMAN, founder of the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado

In this much-anticipated follow-up to his first book, Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy, Gregor Maehle offers a detailed and multifaceted guide to Ashtanga Yoga’s Intermediate Series. An expert yogi and teacher, Maehle will guide you to your next level with an unprecedented depth of anatomical explanation and unparalleled attention to the practice’s philosophical and mythological heritage. You will learn:

  • The background and applications of each of the three forms of yoga: Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana
  • How to use Indian myth and cosmology to deepen your practice
  • The importance of the Sanskrit language to the yogic tradition
  • The mythology behind the names of the Intermediate Series postures
  • The functions and limitations of body parts integral to the Intermediate Series, including the spine, the sacroiliac joint, the shoulder joint, and the hip joint
  • How to reap the full benefits of practicing the Intermediate Series

“Gregor Maehle’s first book, Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy, was a valuable and welcome addition to the available resources on Ashtanga Yoga. His latest book, Ashtanga Yoga — The Intermediate Series, guides us further down the path, leading deeper into the realms of this dynamic system. Gregor’s concise and insightful explanations of the practice, theory, philosophy, and anatomical details of Ashtanga Yoga bring to life the beauty and elegance found within the minutiae of the practice. Thank you again, Gregor!”

— DAVID SWENSON, author of Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual

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