Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series - Linda Munro & Gerald Disse

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Ashtanga Yoga: The Primary Series: Yoga Chikitsa: Practices to unlock our inner intelligence for bringing about physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health

  • Author: Linda Munro and Gerald Disse
  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 11.6 in.
  • Publisher: Self-Published (2017)
  • ISBN: 9791069915305

Yoga Chikitsa is the Sanskrit name of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, and it means "yoga therapy." With both Linda and Gerald coming to Ashtanga from unhealthy places, they wanted to expand and clarify the healing aspects of Ashtanga. They fully believe in the capacity for this practice to heal. 

They wish to share all the teachings they have been blessed with over the years in a way that can be approached by a full range of people. Sometimes people think that they are not flexible enough, young enough, strong enough or thin; Linda and Gerald's aim is to demonstrate that Ashtanga can be approached by almost anyone and in a way that will only cause healing.

You will find every Primary Series pose detailed in a way that gives everyone a direction in which to work. There are instructions to do the full version of the pose in addition to variations. Unique to this Ashtanga book is "how not to do the pose" and the contraindications or ways to modify if one is injured. It's an ideal reference for beginner and experienced practitioners alike!

This book is full of rich, inspiring text to inspire you on your path of yoga, including how to apply the Yoga Sutras and the Eight Limbs of Ashtanga to your daily life, on and off the yoga mat.

Linda and Gerald's path is to serve; they humbly hope that this book will serve the Ashtanga Yoga Community!

Praise from a reader:

"Yesterday I bought your book and wanted to share with you my impressions. First of all, it’s a beautiful book: the presentation, paper quality, choice of colours and very beautiful photos. When reading the words, I discovered a rich text of teaching. Without doubt, it will be a book that will accompany me on my daily yoga path. Thank you both for sharing your technical, spiritual and human knowledge, which encompasses everything that represents Yoga."
- Marilyne