|R. Alexander Medin is a native of Oslo, Norway where he grew up pursuing many different talents. He became Norwegian Champion in boxing at 18, but then gave it up for a career as a ballet dancer. He was first introduced to Ashtanga Yoga in 1995 and it's been part of his daily practice since. After many visits to Mysore, he was granted a Certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga by Pattabhi Jois in 2002. In 2004, he completed his post-graduate degree in Sanskrit and Indian Religions and has since taught Yoga in many places around the world.|
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The most authoritative textbook on Yoga to be found but not necessarily so easy to understand! Take help from some commentators!
|The Hatha Yoga Pradipika|
A guidebook on the physical practice of Yoga, its very purpose and the various results that a consistent practice of Yoga may facilitate. Incoherent at times, but still the most ancient (3-500 years) book on the effects of Asana and Pranayama practices. But better take help from a Guru.
Because it is the fountainhead of all Indian Philosophy!
|Light on Life|
Sri BKS Iyengar
Distilled 65 years of practice.
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
The Purity of Tradition.
Gregory David Roberts
Because it is a fantastic story.
|The Alchemy of Desire|
Intense, moving and groundbreaking.
An epic of wealth and power and how it may consume our lives.
Because he is my countryman and an underrated genius who tries to tackle the problem of an egocentric mind or some Divine Order.
|The Quiet Girl|
After a 10-year silence, this genius is finally back with his skillful ways of portraying the less ordinary people within an ordinary context. It leaves us with hope, inspiration and a new sense of harmony, if we can only learn to listen a little better.
|Alex's Tips |
|Yoga is a lot more subtle than we think, but with consistent steady practice everything will be revealed in its own time.|