Vijnana yoga practice manual - Orit Sen-Gupta
The heart of Yoga is practice. The Vijnana Yoga Practice Manual outlines in large part the weekly sequence of daily practices that international yoga teacher Dona Holleman personally practiced with B.K.S Iyengar in the 1960s and later transmitted to Orit Sen-Gupta.Morning practice includes pranayama and then a different group of asanas: standing poses, forward bends, backbends or hand balances. Afternoon practice includes inverted poses and sitting positions.In this manual, the practitioner will find drawings of the asanas for each day of the week alongside their Sanskrit names, and also guidelines for deepening personal practice. The guidelines reveal ways of attentive listening that create a balanced and nourishing weekly routine that is also challenging and a foundation for ongoing understanding.The manual also details the Seven Vital Principles of Vijnana Yoga, which relate to the more subtle aspects of yogic technique and attitude. Through integration of the principles, practitioners can explore and clarify the ease and steadiness in asana described in the original yogic texts.