ASHTANGA YOGA: Stories from Beyond the Mat is not your typical ?Yoga? book. Jason Stein skips the posture photos and Intro to Yoga Philosophy to explore personal topics in this frank, revealing, and often funny collection. The essays, sketches, notes, and how-tos contained here all address with reverence and humor the many ways a daily Ashtanga Yoga practice saturates life both on and off the mat. All content newly revised and rewritten, including:?White Elephant Versus Termite Practice? ?How to Start a Mysore Program? ?Ashtanga Yoga and Crossfit??What First Series Taught Me??The Agonies of Yoga Photos??6-Pack Abs with Ashtanga!?