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To my teacher, T.K.V. Desikachar, I offer this book in gratitude for his unwavering insistence that I find my own truth. My greatest hope is that this work can justify his confidence in me. And to my philosophy teacher, Ron Pisaturo—the lessons will never end.
In gratitude to all the students and teachers who have gone before—especially Philip, my student, teacher, and friend.
Preface Acknowledgments Introduction
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DYNAMICS OF BREATHING YOGA AND THE SPINE SKELETAL SYSTEM MUSCULAR SYSTEM INSIDE THE ASANAS STANDING POSES SITTING POSES KNEELING POSES SUPINE POSES PRONE POSES ARM SUPPORT POSES
Bibliography and Resources Asana Indexes Joint Index Muscle Index About the Authors About the Illustrator
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