A user's guide to intermediate-level practice of Ashtanga Yoga, from the dynamic yoga teacher Kino MacGregor
In her first book, Kino MacGregor introduced readers to Ashtanga Yoga, a popular and athletic type of yoga developed by her mentor, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Now, she returns with this informative follow-up to present and explain the Second—or Intermediate—Series to practitioners who wish to take their practice to the next level. MacGregor provides step-by-step instructions and covers the key aspects of the practice, including:
· The basics of Ashtanga Yoga philosophy
· Essential background information on the Intermediate Series
· How to know when you are ready to take on this next stage of practice
· The purification aspects of the practice
· The pranayama techniques associated with the practice
· And more
With over 250 photographs, this solid and engaging entrée into intermediate-level practice is a wonderful resource for both practitioners and teachers.
About the Author
KINO MACGREGOR is one out of only a handful of people to ever practice the Ashtanga Yoga Fifth Series. She was the youngest woman to receive certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga from its founder, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She teaches extensively at seminars and yoga conferences worldwide. MacGregor and her husband, Tim Feldmann, are the founders of the Miami Life Center (www.miamilifecenter.com). MacGregor writes for the Huffington Post and has produced numerous yoga DVDs. She was featured in Yoga Journal as one of the top twenty-one rising stars of yoga. Her website is www.kinoyoga.com.
"Kino MacGregor’s The Power of Ashtanga Yoga II is a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to really make their yoga work. Her approach gives the understanding, patience, courage, and technique to practice in a way that will allow us to actually evolve step-by–intelligent-step toward transforming not only our bodies, but our hearts and minds. Please study this book deeply and then practice and practice."—Richard Freeman
"You could not ask for a better guide to the Ashtanga method than Kino MacGregor, whose expertise, patience, compassion, and skillful teaching are at the highest level, and are all distilled in this book."—Jack Forem, author of Transcendental Meditation: The Essential Teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
"This book is inspiring. Readers will benefit from Kino’s unparalleled mastery of asanas and her thorough understanding of the wisdom contained in Ashtanga’s Intermediate Series."—David Robson, creator of “Learn to Float”