The Language of Yoga is a book and two-CD set that provides a comprehensive program for the basic instruction of the Sanskrit language. The program is tailored for yogis, and maintains a focus on the vocabulary, phrases, and chants which will come up most frequently in the yoga studio. You can learn to pronounce the Sanskrit names for asanas, numbers, elements, deities, and terms used in yogic philosophy using this book and two hour long CD set. This book uses both the English and Sanskrit alphabets in all of its translations, to be read alongside with the CDs' pronunciation guide.The terms for each asana include a pictogram of a yogi demonstrating the posture. The time signatures and track numbers are also included for ease of reference to the correct pronunciation on the CDs. This guide can be used for serious study, or simply for casual listening. The spiral bound feature of the book lends itself to easy use on the mat for yogis who wish to learn Sanskrit as they practice the corresponding asanas. And the format of the CDs make it easy to simply drop in for a listen wherever you are to gradually improve your pronunciation and familiarity with this beautiful and revered language of yoga. Nicolai Bachman has been teaching Sanskrit, Ayurveda, chanting, and yoga-related topics for over ten years. He studied extensively at the American Sanskrit Institute, VagYoga Institute in India, the American Institute of Vedic Studies, the Ayurvedic Institute, and earned an MA in Eastern Philosophy from St. John's College. The Language of Yoga: Complete A to Y Guide to Asana Names, Sanskrit Terms, and Chants is 139 pages and includes two one-hour long CDs. See the complete list of chapters after the buy button.
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