Yoga Mala by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
Paperback: 127 pages
K. Pattabhi Jois is the founder and director of the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore India. His book "Yoga Mala" is considered to be the most authentic text on this ancient style of yoga.
Mala means "garland" in Sanskrit, and Yoga Mala--a "garland of yoga asanas".
In this treatise K. Pattabhi Jois first outlines the ethical principles and philosophy underlying the discipline of Ashtanga Yoga and explains its important terms and concepts. Next he guides the reader through versions of the Sun Salutation and its subsequent sequence of forty-two asanas, or poses, precisely describing how to execute each position and what benefits each provides. Brought into English by ...