Resources

Here’s a few extra study tools to get your started:

Interested in starting Ashtanga in Edinburgh? Click here.

Moon day information here.

Websites:

http://kpjayi.org/ Ashtanga Institute in Mysore- helpful for finding teachers, online resources and specifics about practicing here.

http://www.meadowlarkyoga.com/ Mysore program in Edinburgh where I teach.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/feb/24/mysore-style-yoga-self-practice-group-ashtanga A great article demystifying what Mysore style yoga is.

http://www.ashtangayoga.info/ A brillant online resource of the correct vinyasa, theory and asana.

Opening prayer: 

http://kpjayi.org/the-practice/opening-prayer
http://kpjayi.org/the-practice/opening-prayer
http://kpjayi.org/the-practice/opening-prayer
http://kpjayi.org/the-practice/opening-prayer
http://kpjayi.org/the-practice/opening-prayer
http://kpjayi.org/the-practice/opening-prayer

Closing prayer:

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http://kpjayi.org/the-practice/closing-prayer
http://kpjayi.org/the-practice/closing-prayer

Additional reading:

A good place to start:

Yoga Mala (by Sri K Pattabhi Jois), it’s a older text, but explains the benefits of each asana and the correct breath for each movement. A key text for Ashtanga students.

Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy by Gregor Maehle. A fantastic reference text for your practice, with anatomy, modifications and a brilliant translations of the Yoga Sutras.

Yoga Sutras by Edward Bryant, a super detailed read, but a resource I use every week for my studies of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

Yoga Dharma by Hamish Hendry is one of my more recent favourites. A short, succinct explanation of yoga philosophy by the senior, certified Ashtanga teacher.

Cheat sheets- from John Scott:

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John Scott drawings- copyright goes to him. http://johnscottyoga.com/biographies/
John Scott drawings- copyright goes to him. http://johnscottyoga.com/biographies/