Thirumoolar's Ashtanga Yoga - DVD For Home Practice, Now Available in English

HONG KONG — Now available in an English, Thirumoolar's Ashtanga Yoga is produced to benefit the home practice of yoga practitioners around the world.

The DVD features the basic sequence of Thirumoolar's Ashtanga Yoga. It covers over 35 asanas along with their steps, alignment and modifications for beginners, and over 10 Pranayamas and Shanthiasana (deep relaxation). Viewers will also find introductions to the Tridhosa (three elements) and Thirumoolar's Ashtanga Yoga, while beginners will greatly benefit from the professional tips and advice provided.

Sage Thirumoolar is the author of the Thirumandiram, a seminal text of Saiva Siddhanta and one of the foremost authorities on the therapeutic benefits of yogic discipline. The Thirumandiram describes the practice of Ashtanga Yoga and its rewards, including the attainment of balance in all three elements (Tridhosa) of the body, as well as the prevention and cure of various mental and physical ailments. It also elaborates on the eight siddhis or paths of enlightenment.

Guruji Dr. Asana Andiappan, a yogi of over seven decades and recipient of the first Mahatma Gandhi Award and Patanjali Award in the field of yoga in India, has developed sequences of asanas based on these texts of Sage Thirumoolar, making accessible the therapeutic benefits of yoga to thousands of practitioners. These therapeutic sequence of asanas are taught and demonstrated in the DVD, offered in 30-, 60- and 90-minute practice sessions for yogis across all levels.

In addition to the programme, bonus content featuring a slide show of Yogananth Andiappan performing the poses of Ashtanga Yoga, as well as a guided relaxation session, have been included.

The DVD also comes with a free booklet that contains an introduction to Ashtanga Yoga; Three months Ashtanga yoga practice program, yoga therapy sequences to address back pain, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, insomnia, stress, asthma, constipation, nervous and sexual disorders; and general advice for beginners, among a wealth of other content.

Yoga has evolved into the widespread practice that it is today thanks in large part to the research and contribution of Guruji Dr. Asana Andiappan, who has devoted his life to the study of ancient yogic texts that reveal yoga's therapeutic benefits. A significant figure in the world of yoga, Guruji is the author of over 25 books in Tamil language and numerous research papers on the curative effects of yoga as well as yoga therapy for various ailments.

While his yogic influence spans the globe, his study and teachings took earlier influence in his own family. Both his son and daughter are yoga masters with a lifetime of practice, and each run their own yoga centres. Yogananth Andiappan, son of Guruji is renowned the world over for propagating the teachings of his father. He also runs and teaches at Anahata Yoga in the world city of Asia, Hong Kong.

Participants in the DVD's three-month yoga programme are still encouraged to seek expert guidance to gain optimum benefits from their practice. Thirumoolar's Ashtanga Yoga DVD is available at Major retail outlets in Hong Kong and available for online purchase at www.asanajournal.com & www.amazon.com

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