It is a brilliant book. So clear, comprehensive, and helpful… I can’t say enough good things about the book. For me, it is like a documentation of a lot of really good Kurunta classes. All those things you think you are going to remember when you get home, but you don’t. I feel like my own personal practice is going to be so much richer and better for it. I have been recommending it to all my Iyengar yoga friends.
May I just add, I also love the fact the photos are of people. Normal people. Thank you. I find that very inspiring… Yoga is not and never has been about becoming a yoga pretzel Yoga is about living in and loving and caring for the body you have been given as a gift. Your book encapsulates that fundamental yoga concept beautifully.
Just got the book today. I love it already! So well done. I can’t wait to get to the studio and play.
I got the book, thank you so very much! And it looks beautiful – a “must read” book!
Love the book. Well thought out and organized. Very helpful sections: “benefits,” “common difficulties,” “contraindications,” instructive clear directions, and great visuals of sequences.
The amazing thing is that I hadn’t got my husband ever interested in my yoga til this summer, when his doctor told him yoga is a key for balance, etc. The rope wall (along with the Boston Yoga Ropes Collective manual, Yoga Kurunta, which sits out at all times by our rope wall) has inspired him. He enjoys and benefits from exercises like Titanic from the book, and basic arm openings. He asked me to show him how to do Ropes Warm Up because he liked the photo of it on the cover of the book. He’s not quite there yet but we’re working on it. And the various stages shown in the book for poses like Vrksasana have inspired him to find his own level. I’m really excited for myself because the book has shown me how to progress on two poses I’ve been stuck on for ages: Adho Mukha Vrksasana worked into from Lollipop Ropes Sirsasana through Ardha Adho Mukha Vrksasana (a step forward for me as well as being so much fun!), and Chatturanga Dandasana from Low Ropes Plank. The Sunnyside Down Sling Cycle is my idea of a great time. There is so much in this book that I have already incorporated into my practice and even more to learn. I could not have a rope wall and be without it. It’s crazy being 60 years old and enjoying exercise like this but the ropes make it fun with no strain.
I love my rope wall not just for hanging off but also to connect and focus deeper into the body.
I’m no novice to the ‘the rope wall’, having had one at home for many years and been on numerous courses. On installing a wall in my studio I searched for a new book on the subject. I already have a couple but often these are just drawings or pictures with no instructions. I was therefore delighted when I discovered a book by the Boston Yoga Ropes Collective @bostonyogaropes . The detail is incredible with loads of colour pictures, options and progressions for injuries or less experienced. This is by far the best Yoga Kurunta (yoga ropes which literally means puppet) book out there.
For anyone using the rope wall this book is a must have.
OMG, I just downloaded the book and I am SO impressed!!! This is an incredible resource. This reference will definitely help me teach and practice using the ropes more effectively. Just an amazing ‘how to’ book. The organization and layout are so thorough, clear and concise. I can only imagine the amount of effort it took to put it all together. Fantastic!
I have been thinking about how your book is well organized and gives very clear and specific instruction about how to use ropes to do asanas safely. To the best of my knowledge there is nothing like this on the market.
I think this can become a must-have publication for Iyengar Yoga teachers and practitioners all over the world. This is excellent work. Congratulations.
It is a true inspiration for me, and will be for my yoga students to use the rope wall.
This book is greatly appreciated. I spend half the year in Montana with a rope wall and no instruction – so this book will be such an important reference for me. Thanks to all involved. I downloaded it on my iPad and saved it to iBooks. The whole process easy – not one snag. And now that I’ve opened and looked through a bit, the ease of navigation through the pages fantastic.
I JUST NOW finally downloaded, successfully, this ropes book! It is fabulous! You seem to have covered every question that a customer might have. Thank you so much!
“Yoga Kurunta: Learning the Ropes” by the @bostonyogaropes was a most helpful guide, I highly recommend it…so glad you published the yoga kurunta book. I’ve been waiting for a resource like it!
Thanks so much for sending me the ropes book. It will be a great resource to all! Thanks also for mentioning the ropes booklet. I can’t believe it is 20 years old now!! Every time I go to Pune I see more ways to use the ropes and, of course, you have come up with many more too.
Thanks for this contribution to Iyengar yoga and thank you for the book.