Your Guide to Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa
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Rocket®Yoga: Your Guide to Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa presents the beauty and benefits of Rocket yoga—from its history and philosophy to the sequences and practices unique to its style. You’ll begin your journey with nine guided activities to prepare for your practice, covering aspects of yoga such as drishtis, bandhas, breathing techniques, and mudras. Then explore the asana library, packed with hundreds of stunning color photographs and detailed instructions for more than 90 poses, consisting of standing, seated, inversion, and rest postures. Nearly every pose includes modifications to adapt the movements to your body—making Rocket yoga ideal for your personal needs.
Next, move through the traditional ashtanga series before adding a new dimension to your practice with five Rocket yoga series. Each Rocket yoga series has guiding photo sequences and a targeted focus:
- Rocket I: hip openers, forward bends, and core strengthening exercises
- Rocket II: backbends, spinal twists, arm balances, and inversions
- Rocket arms and Rocket legs: poses that build strength and endurance
- Rocket III: expansion of Rocket I and Rocket II, with twists, forward folds, and balances added
With Rocket Yoga, you’ll join the thousands of devoted practitioners who use this fast-paced and stimulating form of yoga to transform their experiences of life.
AudienceYoga instructors training to teach the Rocket yoga method; also, yoga practitioners interested in ashtanga yoga, power yoga, or Rocket yoga.
Chapter 1. The History and Philosophy of Rocket Yoga
The History of Ashtanga Yoga
The Birth of Rocket Yoga
The Rocket Philosophy
Chapter 2. The Fundamentals
Introduction to the Tristhana Method
Daily Cleansing Rituals
Chapter 3. The Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa Method
Introducing the Vinyasa
Part II. Asana Library
Chapter 4. Standing Postures
Chapter 5. Seated Postures (Primary Series)
Chapter 6. Seated Postures (Intermediate Series)
Chapter 7. Inversion and Rest Postures (Finishing Series)
Part III. The Sequences
Chapter 8. Classical Ashtanga Series
Modified Primary Series
Full Primary Series
Chapter 9. Original Rocket Yoga Series
Rocket Arms and Legs
Part IV. Make the Practice Your Own
Chapter 10. Create Your Practice Plan
Scheduling Your Practice
Committing to Your Practice
Fulfilling Your Minimum Daily Requirements
Chapter 11. Customize Your Practice
Softening the Practice
Adding Challenging Variations or Transitions
Practicing Drills for Skills
Practicing Yoga During Pregnancy
Drills for Improving Handstands
The Sleeping Yogi Pose
What Makes Rocket Yoga Unique?
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