Myths of the Asanas: Stories at the Heart of the Yoga Tradition (Expanded)

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Yoga teachers have to read a ton of information and sometimes it becomes overwhelming (the yoga practice! the spiritual growth!) This book does a great job of summarizing many of the asana’s origins in a light hearted way without dumbing it down. You’ll find yourself enjoying the poses a little more and maybe even smiling a bit when you hear them called out in class.


Practitioners around the world reap the physical benefits of yoga, assuming poses and frequently calling them by their Sanksrit names.While many know Hanumanasana is named after the deity hanuman, few understand why this is the case. Behind each asana and its corresponding movements is an ancient story about a god, sage, or sacred animal.You will find themall here.

The myths behind yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to help the student of all levels realize their full potential. Meditating on the tolerance of trees while standing in tree pose can help one to become more tolerant.Learning how the disfigured Astavakra came to be a teacher of a king can liberate us from anxieties about our external appearance and our self-imposed limitations.Marveling at Hanuman’s devotion to Ram can serve as a source of spiritual strenght and determination.

With more then sixty beautiful illustrations to frame the stories, Myths of Asanas will add a new dimension to your practice and study of yoga.

As an additional bonus, they would be great to read to your children as bedtime stories

Printed on replanted paper.

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