Widely respected yoga teacher and author Richard Rosen draws on ancient yoga encyclopedias to explain how yoga was practiced before it became popular in the West. He compares the three main existing sources known to yoga scholars to describe how complex and rich the practice of yoga once was. It included systematic teachings on personal hygiene, good health, and good relationships, and other practices of yoga that went far beyond just the physical postures.
Each section of the book offers a guided practice session of ancient poses and breathing techniques to enable readers to connect to the roots of their yoga and to offer a framework from which to understand the sequences they use in their regular sessions.
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His writing has depth yet is humble, reflecting the practice of yoga itself.Read Full Review of Original Yoga
Unfortunately I did not find it very helpful....Some of the poses described in the book I will never be able to do and the discussion on the history of yoga was a bit beyond me.Read Full Review of Original Yoga
Written in a clear, descriptive style and sprinkled with humor, Original Yoga is a welcome addition to any yoga teacher’s or student’s library.Read Full Review of Original Yoga