Astanga is a dynamic, vigorous practice that uses breath control techniques to flow from one posture to the next, and meditation is a practice that stills the mind and improves concentration and energy. This book covers both disciplines, explaining the primary series of Astanga asanas - standing, seated and finishing postures - and then exploring the mind-expanding world of yogic meditation. All the exercises are designed to suit busy everyday lives. Clearly written and beautifully illustrated with step-by-step sequences and more than 900 images, the book provides a fund of yogic wisdom for mind and body that can be appreciated by anyone, at any level.
Jean Hall trained in classical and contemporary dance, and qualified as a certified Iyengar teacher in 1995. She teaches in London's major yoga studios and internationally. Doriel Hall trained in the Satyananda tradition (now the Bihar School of Yoga), and teaches at the prestigious British Wheel of Yoga.