Astanga Yoga Anusthana - R. Sharath Jois
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Astanga Yoga Anusthana, is the first book by the grandson of Krishnamacharya Pattabhi Jois, Sharath Jois. It is published by his newly formed KPJAYI (Krishnamacharya Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute) Education Program. A valuable learning tool, it covers each of the eight branches of Ashtanga yoga and gives simple, easy to follow instructions and photo illustrations on how to perform all of the asanas of primary series. Correct breathing and drishtis are fully addressed. The book also contains additional yoga therapy poses, a basic pranayama practice, and several important Sanskrit mantras.
In the Ashtanga Yoga Anusthana, Sharath details the fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga that are essential to developing a proper and fulfilling practice.
R. Sharath Jois is the world's most advanced practicioner of Ashtanga Yoga and the preeminent authority on its traditional practice.
Sharath was born on September 29, 1971 in Mysore, India to Saraswathi Rangaswamy, daughter of ashtanga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Growing up in a house full of yoga practitioners, Sharath learned his first asanas at age seven and experimented with postures from the primary and intermediate series until he turned fourteen. Though he spent the next three years focused on his scholastic education, earning a diploma in electronics from JSS in Mysore, Sharath knew that he would one day follow the ashtanga path blazed by his mother and legendary grandfather.
Sharath embarked on his formal yoga study at the age of nineteen. He would wake every day at 3:30 a.m. and cross the town of Mysore to his grandfather’s Lakshmipuram yoga shala. There, he would first practice and then assist his guru, Pattabhi Jois, a routine of dedication he has followed for many years.
Today, Sharath’s sincere devotion and discipline to the study and practice of yoga compels him to rise six days a week at 1:00 a.m. to complete his practice before the first students arrive at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, where he serves as Director.
Sharath is Pattabhi Jois’s only student who has studied and continues to practice the complete six series of the ashtanga yoga system. He presently resides in Mysore with his wife Shruthi, daughter Shraddha, and son Sambhav.
Yoga Anusthana Hardcover – 2016
Author: R. Sharath Jois
Photographer: Pascale Willi & Christine Hoar
Series: Astanga Yoga Anusthana
Paperback: 91 pages
Publisher: KPJAYI Mysore; 3rd edition (2016)