For more information on Ashtanga yoga the following are a few of our favorite resources.

Books

EXCELLENT FOR BEGINNERS

Ashtanga Yoga, The Definitive Step-by-step Guide to Dynamic Yoga by John Scott

Ashtanga Yoga, The Practice Manual by David Swenson

 

MUST HAVE

Yoga Mala by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

Ashtanga Yoga, Practice and Philosophy by Gregor Maehle

Ashtanga Yoga by Lino Miele

Yoga Sutra Workbook, The Certainty of Freedom by Vyaas Houston

The Living Gita, The Complete Bhagavad Gita by Sri Swami Satchidananda

Secrets of Yoga Breathing Vayu Siddhi Book by David Garrigues


DVDs

FOR ALL LEVELS

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Ashtanga Yoga:
A Primary Series Guide
 

with David Garrigues.  Learn in-depth fundamentals that form the basis of Ashtanga yoga including ujjayi, surya namaskara, vinyasa, jumping back and jumping through.  The collection will also show modifications as well as lead you though the traditional count practice of the primary series.

FOR INTERMEDIATE PRACTITIONERS

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Ashtanga Second Series:
A Guide to Ashtanga Yoga’s Intermediate Series
 

with David Garrigues.  This DVD is a carefully prepared tutorial on the Intermediate Series as taught to David by its author Sri K Pattabhi Jois. Second Series, called Nadi Shodana, purifies the pranic channels of the body. Practice it and extend your breathing capacity, effect an energetic awakening that helps you access buddhi, the reflective, discerning, higher intelligence faculty of your mind. Become fit for dhyana, meditation, contemplative poise that yields dynamism, radiant health and Self knowledge. May we all continue to grow in Bhakti and Jnana.

 

FOR PRANAYAMA PRACTICE

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Vayu Siddhi: A Guide to Pranayama, Ashtanga Yoga’s Fourth Limb 

with David Garrigues.  This two disk DVD set and book is made up of a set of breathing practices that will help you better understand how to breath in your asana practice, give you a strong foundation for learning pranayama and form the beginning steps to working with the Sri K Pattabhi Jois’s pranayama sequence.


LINKS

David Garrigues 

David is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga School of Philadelphia.  He is one of a few teachers in the US certified to teach Ashtanga yoga by the late world renowned yoga master Sri K Pattabhi Jois.  As an Ashtanga ambassador he bases his teachings on the idea that ‘Anyone can take practice.’ a core idea in the teachings of Sri K Pattabhi Jois.  David’s mission is to help others flourish within the living, contemporary lineage of Ashtanga yoga.  He aims to be part of an ever wider circle of people who are committed to applying the teachings of Ashtanga yoga in ways that promote physical, psychological, and spiritual growth in themselves and others.  He teaches workshops around the world featuring Mysore intensives and In-depth Studies.  David is also the author of the several instructional DVDs, books, and CDs related to the practice Ashtanga yoga.

 

 

Tim Miller 

Tim is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga Center in Encinitas, CA.  He has been studying and teaching Ashtanga yoga for over thirty years and was the first American certified to teach by Pattabhi Jois.  Tim has a thorough knowledge of this ancient system, which he imparts in a dynamic, yet compassionate and playful manner.  “My goal as a teacher is to inspire a passion for practice.  The practice itself, done consistently and accurately, is the real teacher.”

 

 

K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute 

This is the direct connection to the lineage of Ashtanga yoga in Mysore, India.  You will find biographies of K. Pattabhi Jois, R. Sharath Jois, and R. Saraswathi, and information about how to practice Ashtanga yoga at the shala.

 

Ashtanga.com 

This is an excellent resource for what is happening in Ashtanga yoga around the globe.  You will find information about teachers, workshops, newsletters, articles, educational resources, and more.