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The Language of Yoga
Learn how to read, write and pronounce over 200 asana names and over 300 Sanskrit terms relating to yoga. Includes 7 chants, asana names in alphabetical order and separate tracks for Ashtanga sequences.

  140 page hard-over-spiral-bound book with 2 CDs (29 tracks each) inside
140 page hard-over-spiral-bound book with 2 CDs (29 tracks each) inside



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LISTEN TO Sample "Cakras"

"... should, without doubt, be in the yoga library of every teacher and serious student." - Yoga Journal

Finally, a tool to help yoga teachers and students pronounce asana names and yoga terms correctly!

Features

  • comprehensive
    • draws from the 3 major lineages of T. Krishnamacarya (Iyengar, Jois, Desikachar)
    • covers the vast majority of asanas practiced in the West
    • includes almost every common Sanskrit word related to yoga
    • chants from each tradition along with other popular yoga chants
  • audio and visual components reinforce each other
  • serves as a teaching guide and reference manual
  • consists of a hard-over-spiral-bound book with 2 full audio CDs inside

Book (140 pages hard-over-spiral-bound)

  • convenient 8 3/4" x 6 1/2" size
  • 7 common yoga chants
  • over 300 Sanskrit terms
  • over 200 asana names with clear line drawings
  • shows the original Devanagari Sanskrit script, transliteration and brief translation for everything
  • asana names listed alphabetically A to Y by Sanskrit name
  • three ways to quickly find an asana using the indices
    • locate by image by scanning the miniature line drawings
    • locate by a different Sanskrit name using the Asana Name Synonym Index
    • locate by the English translation using the English Name Index
  • Easily accessible Sanskrit Pronunciation Key in the back of the book
  • CD time points so the listener can go directly to a particular asana name on a given track
  • Ashtanga sequences modularized to make it easy for practitioners of 1st, 2nd or 3rd series

 

140 pg hardcover/spiral-bound book
2 CDs (29 tracks each)

$25


Sample page:
Yamas and Niyamas

Sample page:
Asana Names - beginning of "C"

HERE ARE SOME COMMENTS FROM YOGA TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

"Thank you so much for producing this wonderful book and CD set - it is by far one of the most valuable resources I have come across for this type of information. All is presented so clearly and accessibly! This is a must own for all yoga teachers and serious students. I lead an annual Yoga Teacher Training course and this will be one of the first texts that I encourage prospective teachers to own!
Ateeka, Maui, HI

Nicolai Bachman has accomplished a monumental task (something which, secretly, I had hoped to do myself someday) in producing Asana Names and the Language of Yoga.
Effectively organized, clear, and breathtakingly comprehensive, Nicolai's work is necessary for all yoga students who aspire to learn the Sanskrit sounds of yoga.
Thank you, Nicolai. The Language of Yoga has my highest recommendation.
Aadil Palkhivala, Yoga Centers, Bellevue, WA

Read reviews in Yoga Journal, Elephant, and Light on Ayurveda Journal

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CD Audio Tracks

Disc 1

Disc 2

Track(s)

Description

Track(s)

Description

1 - 7

Chants for your Practice

1

Vande Gurunam chant (Ashtanga begins)

8

Selected Yoga Sutras related to asana

2

Sun Salutation A

9

Ashtanga - the eight limbs

3

Sun Salutation B

10

Yamas

4

Standing Postures

11

Niyamas

5

First Series Seated Postures

12

Animals

6

Finishing Postures

13

Bandhas

7

Ashtanga Second Series

14

Body Parts

8

Ashtanga Third Series (Ashtanga ends)

15

Cakras

9 - 27

Asana Names beginning with A,B,C,...Y

16

Deities and Sages

28

Asana Name Synonyms

17

Directions and Positions

29

Sanskrit Alphabet Chant

18

Drshtis

 

19

Elements

20

Kleshas

21

Mudras

22

Numbers

23

Pranayama

24

Shat Karmas

25

Texts

26

Upanishads

27

Vayus

28

Vedas

29

General Yoga Terms

 




what they're saying

I think Nicolai's presentation was EXCELLENT. I really enjoyed learning about the cakras. He made it sound so much more logical and grounded than most present on this topic. Connecting the marmas, nadis and cakras just makes sense! And I had never really looked at the verses in the HYP (Hatha Yoga Pradipika). Most importantly, I had one of my most settled meditation experiences last night. I could have sat for hours! Chanting was a wonderful way to awaken the energy in each cakra. I truly could feel the support of that kundalini energy moving up my spine. I was a little "high" when I came home and had to stay up for a few hours to settle.

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