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"Ashtanga Yoga is 99% transpiration - and 1% explanation"

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

All you need for your 99% practice of Ashtanga Yoga - and certainly also the 1% theory: Dive into the details of the traditional series of Asana, as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. But you will also find forms for a therapeutic approach to them. Join us for online yoga classes, learn about innovative alignment and philosophy. Our yogi finder will help you finding your way to a teacher nearby. Best to start with the most popular pages on AYI.info:

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"Pure for Sure!"

A proverb from Mysore (The city where Ashtanga comes from)

Tradition and Innovation can form a team: We help you gaining always new perspectives on traditional Ashtanga Yoga. Therefore we have been active for you. These articles and online yoga classes are brand new on AYI.info:

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Improve your shoulder mobility

In this video, Ronald shows you how to improve your range of motion in your shoulders, which will allow your arms to move more freely. Check it out for yourself!

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Therapeutic sequence for the cervical spine

Join Dr. Melanie Steiner to discover how the cervical spine is connected with self-esteem, and how this in turn affects the jaw and mouth.

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How to address SI Blockage at home

In this video Ronald shows you some exercises you can do to release a blockage at the SI joint, or to relieve lower back complaints. Give it a try and see for yourself.

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Therapeutic sequence for the lumbar spine: Finding inner control

Join Dr. Melanie Steiner and discover what the lumbar spine, inner control and limits have in common.

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Strengthen your pelvic region - Take a bit of time for self care!

This is a therapeutic sequence where you can experience being in your body with the focus on the pelvis. Observe the pelvic region and experience how these exercises affect your basic needs towards the pleasant or in avoidance of the unpleasant. Recharge and generate new energy for your daily life and discover your very own center of strength.

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Prasarita Padottanasana B Adjustment (lateral)

In this tutorial, Christine and Ronald demonstrate an adjustment option for Prasarita Padottanasana B. This is a great way to gently guide your students deeper into the pose as you support their breath.

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Fascia Yoga: Finding balance with the fascial front line

In our yoga practice, we strive to find a holistic balance in our body and mind. Find that balance for the front line of fascia in your body with this therapeutic yoga sequence.

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Yoga at the Workplace: Back and Wrists

This innovative Ashtanga sequence gives you the opportunity to integrate yoga into your workday. In this video, Florian Sprater and Anissa show you a form of the Sun Salutation B using a chair.

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Dynamic Fascia Workout for Yogis

Strength, flexibility, coordination, stamina and rest are the five fundmental skills that will lead to a healthy, well-balanced body. Developing these skills will also help you to find your own mental and physical balance. Here we invite you to try out a yoga sequence designed to challenge these basic skills in accordance with the modern fascial research.

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Strengthen your Thoracic Spine

Find holistic balance in your thoracic spine. In this video Dr. Ronald Steiner will show you how you can align, mobilize and strengthen your thoracic spine. Try the exercises and convince yourself!

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Fascia and Helices for Healthy Arms and Wrists

Do you want to keep your arms and wrists healthy? With these therapeutic exercises, you bring an optimal tension in the opposing helical fascia. In this way you can maintain health in the shoulder, elbow and wrist.

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The Extracellular Matrix (ECM) - The ocean within!

The extracellular matrix (ECM) envelops every cell in our body and supplies it with nutrients. Refresh your ECM with nutrients through this yoga exercise series. In this way, the fibers of your fascia will be able to glide smoothly through the liquid film and your muscles will become more supple.

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Intermediate Series: Traditional Form - Part 3

In this final video of the Intermediate Series trio, you can practice along with Dr. Ronald Steiner and Pia from Mayurasana until Urdhva Dhanurasana in the traditional form and in the traditional count.

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Intermediate Series in Basic Form - Part 3

The Basic Form makes the final third of the Intermediate series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system accessible to all. Develop new movement patterns using this online yoga class, which will help you to build more strength and perhaps give you a new perspective looking forward.

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Fascia Yoga: Helical tension for healthy hips, knees and ankles

Fascial sheaths wrap around our legs in a formation similar to opposing helices. With these yoga exercises, the hips, knees and ankles are brought into a perceived floating tension which will keep the joints healthy and prevent pain.

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