This book is a primer for anyone who wishes to learn the fundamentals of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. I wrote this book in response to students who were asking me for a practical guide to the primary series, while also hoping for a clear path to the state of meditation that results from deep ashtanga yoga practice.
Comments From Respected Yoga Teachers
Read the foreword by Richard Freeman, one of the most respected ashtanga yoga teachers in the world today:
Ashtanga yoga, though familiar to some as strictly a series of postures accompanied by specific patterns of breathing and gazing, is actually the broad system of yoga that forms the context for posture and breathing practices. The opportunity to start again at the very beginning is always available, but we often overlook it. By practicing, by starting over, the context of whatever the focus of the practice is becomes revealed.
Ashtanga Yoga For Beginner’s Mind provides a solid introduction to the tools available to undertake this process of inquiry. It lays the foundation for a deeply grounded practice to take root and flourish.
~Richard Freeman, Mirror Of Yoga
And this review by a respected teacher of dream yoga in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition:
Kim Roberts has distilled a lifetime of learning and yogic practice into a beautiful book. With the ease of a confident master, she skillfully guides both new and seasoned students into the wonders of yoga and meditation. Meditators often dismiss the importance of body, and practitioners of yoga often set aside the significance of mind. This book serves to unite body and mind, and will be of benefit to anyone who possesses both.
~ Andrew Holecek, Dream Yoga