Bedtime Reading

Yoga Mala, Pattabhi Jois If you want to read about ashtanga yoga, you'd be hard pushed to find a better place to start than Pattabhi Jois' Yoga Mala. He explains the context and the eight limbs and then goes through the primary series of asanas in detail, including...

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The Tristhana Method

Here is a clear and informative explanation of the tristhana method from the K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute website:   "[Tristhana] means the three places of attention or action: posture, breathing system and looking place. These three are very important for...

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One-to-one practice in a group setting

If you're still wondering what the self-practice approach is all about, this article in the Guardian gives a good description: "Mysore self-practice is the traditional way of practising ashtanga yoga and offers a highly personalised approach without the price tag...

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