Ashtanga yoga—the intermediate series : mythology, anatomy, and practice

INTRODUCTION

PART 1 Roots

Chapter 1 Jnana, Bhakti, and Karma: The Three Forms of Yoga

Chapter 2 Using Indian Myth and Cosmology to Deepen Your Practice

Chapter 3 Sanskrit: The Sacred Language of Yoga

Chapter 4 The Mythology of the Intermediate Postures

Chapter 5 The Antiquity of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Chapter 6 Anatomy: Understanding the Capabilities and Limitations of Your Body

PART 2 Practice

Chapter 7 Respiratory Movements and the Breath

Chapter 8 Reaping the Benefits of the Intermediate Series

PART 3 The Intermediate Series of Asanas (Postures)

WARM-UP POSTURES

FIRST CONNECTIVE SECTION

  Pashasana

  Krounchasana

BACKBEND SEQUENCE

  Shalabhasana

  Bhekasana

  Dhanurasana

  Parshva Dhanurasana

  Ushtrasana

  Laghu Vajrasana

  Kapotasana

  Supta Vajrasana

SECOND CONNECTIVE SECTION

  Bakasana

  Bharadvajasana

  Ardha Matsyendrasana

LEG-BEHIND-HEAD SEQUENCE

  Ekapada Shirshasana

  Dvipada Shirshasana

  Yoganidrasana

THIRD CONNECTIVE SECTION

  Tittibhasana

ARM-BALANCE SEQUENCE

  Pincha Mayurasana

  Karandavasana

  Mayurasana

  Nakrasana

FOURTH CONNECTIVE SECTION

  Vatayanasana

  Parighasana

  Gaumukhasana

  Supta Urdhva Pada Vajrasana

  Mukta Hasta Shirshasana

  Baddha Hasta Shirshasana

BACKBENDING, COOL-DOWN, AND RELAXATION POSTURES

EPILOGUE

GLOSSARY

BIBLIOGRAPHY