Yoga Assists: A Complete Visual & Inspirational Guide To Yoga Asana Assists

By Sharon Gannon & David Life

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Jivamukti co-founders help practitioners deepen their understanding of the fundamental principles of yoga assists. Available in print or as an ebook
$24.99

Yoga Assists: A Complete Visual & Inspirational Guide To Yoga Asana Assists

By Sharon Gannon & David Life

5
Jivamukti co-founders help practitioners deepen their understanding of the fundamental principles of yoga assists. Available in print or as an ebook
$24.99

Yoga Assists: A Complete Visual & Inspirational Guide To Yoga Asana Assists

By Sharon Gannon & David Life

5
Jivamukti co-founders help practitioners deepen their understanding of the fundamental principles of yoga assists. Available in print or as an ebook
$24.99

Yoga Assists: A Complete Visual & Inspirational Guide To Yoga Asana Assists

A yoga assist is an action taken in a microcosmic relationship that reveals macrocosmic truths. It is action undertaken in mutuality with the best of intentions and the blessing of the teacher's teachers.

The giving of yoga is an art. Yoga assists are not static; they comprise a flowing dance of body, breath, and energy. They are based on continuous focus and awareness of the relationship between partners in the process. It takes two to Tango! As in Tango, in each encounter with yoga student and teacher there is an equation of reciprocity and the relationship between teacher and student is a microcosm of the flowing inter-relation among all people, all species, all living beings.

In this book, world renowned Jivamukti Yoga practitioners Sharon Gannon and David Life use the word “assist” to communicate the idea that in yoga there are actually two beings interacting together on various levels of consciousness to foster a decrease in avidya, “mis-knowing,” and an increase in vidya, or the “knowing” principle.

Through this book, with the "assistance" of Sharon and David, practitioners will deepen their understanding of the fundamental principles of yoga assists and apply them in practice and in service to others.

Buy the traditional print edition on our web site, or check out one of the E-book versions:

Published by Premier Digital Publishing.

Yoga Assists by Sharon Gannon & David Life

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Camilla Veen

1 November, 2013 - 10:31

I am so bummed...! This amazing book is only available in the American iBooks store, so Norwegian buyers (and possibly other European countries?) can't buy it. Why isn't is available in all the stores?

Loren Russo

15 October, 2013 - 17:47

The teachings in this book are time tested. There are clear explanations on how to assist asanas. The assists bring the practitioner closer to the goal of yoga, which is union with the divine.

Natasha Zaslove

12 October, 2013 - 04:49

Jivamukti is known for its emphasis on hands' on assists. Now the principles that underly this component of the practice are illuminated and set forth openly. I have been going through the book page by page since buying it when it first came out. Just like the other Jivamukti offerings, it's all in there. Practicing these assists on friends, family and fellow teachers will give a yoga teacher a basic set of assists, and the underlying principles to enhance their teaching. The photos are wonderful. The explanations are deep yet concise and clear. A next-to-the mat essential.

Jessica Stickler

11 October, 2013 - 17:59

An amazing and comprehensive overview of the Jivamukti assist method that was created and refined by Sharon and David. They really revolutionized yoga assists! The book is clear, easy to follow, and divinely inspired! Always reminding us to see our students as the holy beings they are....