3,000 years of yoga! When searching for your true core - yoga - you can draw upon a great reservoir of experience. The AYI Magazine provides you an overview of all the different aspects of Ashtanga Yoga, introduces practitioners, students and teachers and gives you new inspiration for your own practice. Have fun browsing!

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Loosening up the hips Loosening up the hips

Loosening up the hips

In yoga one of the most common recurring stretches is the 'hip-opener'. These exercises are key to preparing the body for an entire series of poses. In pregnancy, these can also be surprisingly beneficial.

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The Power of Breath The Power of Breath

The Power of Breath

"Merging breath with movement for the purpose of experiencing 'Svātma', or our true essence." This is the message Ronald wants to share with us in his latest inspirational video. Here he will share his inspiration for the video and the story behind its creation.

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Does pregnancy take your breath away? Does pregnancy take your breath away?

Does pregnancy take your breath away?

With these simple exercises you regain the space for a deep breath. This means that your child can grow safely in a both stable and dynamic environment. In addition, you simply breathe your stress away.

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Restoratives - recharge your energy supply and prepare for your baby's arrival in the world Restoratives - recharge your energy supply and prepare for your baby's arrival in the world

Restoratives - recharge your energy supply and prepare for your baby's arrival in the world

Before the birth of a child, you probably feel like there are 1000 things that urgently need doing. At the same time, though, this is also definitely the time for some rest and recreation.

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Interview with AYI teacher Peter Luppa Interview with AYI teacher Peter Luppa

Interview with AYI teacher Peter Luppa

Who are the people taking part in the Expert Convention? And do you have to be a full-time yoga teacher to do so? AYI Advanced Teacher Peter Luppa on his yoga journey and his experiences with the AYI Expert Week

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Ahiṁsā - The Bridge between Yoga and Karate Ahiṁsā - The Bridge between Yoga and Karate

Ahiṁsā - The Bridge between Yoga and Karate

Martial arts and yoga are two disciplines which at first glance seem as if they were two worlds apart from one another. But after taking a closer look, it becomes apparent that they actually have quite a bit in common.

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Riding the waves of breath Riding the waves of breath

Riding the waves of breath

“This is Breathing Yoga – Some simple stretches but intense breathing“ This is the way Sri K. Pattabhi Jois liked to describe Ashtanga Vinyasa.

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The Perfect Core Training for Pregnancy The Perfect Core Training for Pregnancy

The Perfect Core Training for Pregnancy

Dr. Ronald Steiner and Dr. Melanie Steiner explain why a strong core is so important during pregnancy, complete with some simple abdominal exercises you can do to strengthen your center.

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Delighted about the new baby, but worried about stretch marks... Delighted about the new baby, but worried about stretch marks...

Delighted about the new baby, but worried about stretch marks...

With these simple tricks you can offer your baby a loving space while supporting your own body. In this way you can also give your skin a chance to stretch harmoniously without stretch marks.

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Can a Newborn Baby Practice Yoga? - and what we as adults can learn from them Can a Newborn Baby Practice Yoga? - and what we as adults can learn from them

Can a Newborn Baby Practice Yoga? - and what we as adults can learn from them

We didn't know what to expect when we laid our two-week old son down between our mats. At first, he was just lying there, but then...

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How come a new Mama suddenly gets a ton of new asana! How come a new Mama suddenly gets a ton of new asana!

How come a new Mama suddenly gets a ton of new asana!

After a mother gives birth to a child, she finds not only her body has completely changed, but also that her emotions are in need of a good tune up in order to find harmony. Here we share our experiences as new parents and yogis.

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AYI Interview with Anna Trökes AYI Interview with Anna Trökes

AYI Interview with Anna Trökes

Can Yoga make you happy? Author and philosophy expert Anna Trökes thinks it can...

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Everyday Mindfulness with Yoga Everyday Mindfulness with Yoga

Everyday Mindfulness with Yoga

In everyday life our brain is constantly exposed to stimuli, which result in biochemical processes taking place. Stimulus overload without a break is overtaxing on the body and mind. Thankfully, yoga can offer us a chance for some much needed mental down time.

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Get up without help even at the age of 80 - and how yoga can help make that possible Get up without help even at the age of 80 - and how yoga can help make that possible

Get up without help even at the age of 80 - and how yoga can help make that possible

Patrick Albus explains the purpose of the Sitting-Rising Test (SRT) and how seniors can easily test their fitness at home without having to use any special equipment. Patrick explains how the test works and what it can tell us about our health and how we can use the results to improve our fitness.

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A Look Abroad: Yoga in Tokyo A Look Abroad: Yoga in Tokyo

A Look Abroad: Yoga in Tokyo

Tokyo is home to the most active and international yoga scene in East Asia with a dedicated community of practitioners made up of both home-grown and international yogis. The city offers a wide range of opportunities for enthusiasts catering to all tastes and preferences.

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Paddling out the kilometers in kayak training was my first meditative experience. Paddling out the kilometers in kayak training was my first meditative experience.

Paddling out the kilometers in kayak training was my first meditative experience.

Fascination with the breath: Physical therapist and AYI teacher Ulrich Schäfer talks with us about the effects of breath-led movement and its potential as moving meditation in sports, therapy and daily life.

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My mat never gets rolled up! My mat never gets rolled up!

My mat never gets rolled up!

What is yoga for kids? Are the children forced to sit down and meditate? While for many this image may come to mind, it is not at all the case. Florian Sprater tells us more about what really goes on.

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Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Finding a way to get back in touch with your body - Joachim Pfahl talks with us about how yoga can be used to help trauma survivors heal themselves.

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Being content with myself Being content with myself

Being content with myself

Atha yoga-anuśāsanam – or in other words, why it is never too late to start a yoga practice. AYI student and teacher Peter Herdin talks with us about how after 60 without yoga he was able to find access to this ancient practice. And why in hindsight this is the best thing that could have happened to him.

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Tradition vs. Innovation – or Innovative Tradition? Tradition vs. Innovation – or Innovative Tradition?

Tradition vs. Innovation – or Innovative Tradition?

Andrew Eppler on the role of innovation and tradition in Ashtanga Yoga – and on how the seeming conflict between the two can be reconciled.

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Mysore-style: A Private Lesson in a Group Setting Mysore-style: A Private Lesson in a Group Setting

Mysore-style: A Private Lesson in a Group Setting

A yoga class where hardly any words are exchanged, there is no fixed start and end time and where it seems at first that everyone is just doing whatever they want - there is no way that can work, right? Actually, yes it works perfectly well! And in a surprisingly effective way, so long as you understand the 'rules' of a Mysore-style Ashtanga class.

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Uncharted Territories - Touch as a good listener Uncharted Territories - Touch as a good listener

Uncharted Territories - Touch as a good listener

From receiving adjustments to using self-adjustment and honing in on our sense of feel to focus on the proprioceptive qualities of the skin, we bring our focus full circle by exploring and observing the interaction of touching another person.

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Interview with Tanja Launicke Interview with Tanja Launicke

Interview with Tanja Launicke

Power, ego and monkey mind - AYI® Teacher Trainer Tanja Launicke took some time to sit down and tell us about her path to Ashtanga Vinyasa and what is it about AYI® that stands out for her the most.

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The real problem is closer than you think! The real problem is closer than you think!

The real problem is closer than you think!

Author and philosophy expert Eberhard Bärr spoke with us about the Vedanta teachings and explains why exploring these multimillenary old writings is still a worthwhile endeavor today.

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Don't fear the Yoga Sutra! Don't fear the Yoga Sutra!

Don't fear the Yoga Sutra!

A book of seven (or in this case perhaps even eight) seals? Not at all! Andreas Ruthemann talks with us about how he got into the Yoga Sutra and the surprising experiences he has had along the way.

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More than skin-deep More than skin-deep

More than skin-deep

In our last exercise, we looked at the skin on a somewhat superficial level. This month, we’re diving in deeper…

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Pink Elephant Yoga – Cooking as a form of Bhakti Yoga Pink Elephant Yoga – Cooking as a form of Bhakti Yoga

Pink Elephant Yoga – Cooking as a form of Bhakti Yoga

The Pink Elephants are all about having fun. Whether it be cooking, healthy eating or yoga: these guys know how to keep it fun! Melanie had a chance to sit down and have some fun talking with the masterminds behind Pink Elephant.

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In every moment you have a commitment to be present. In every moment you have a commitment to be present.

In every moment you have a commitment to be present.

AYI Teacher and Teacher Trainer Birgit Hortig talks with us about her yoga journey and what really matters in the practice.

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Aerial Yoga, Colors and Chakras Aerial Yoga, Colors and Chakras

Aerial Yoga, Colors and Chakras

After completing a successful test flight at the AYI® Sommerfest, AYI® Aerial found its place in the regular weekly class schedule. After a possibly cautious first inspection of the setup of vibrant yoga hammocks, it is surprising how quickly you begin to build trust in and then enthusiasm for using the colorful pieces of cloth to carry you as you defy gravity and move freely, suspended in the air.

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Chakras and Energy Chakras and Energy

Chakras and Energy

Each chakra is governed by a specific element that is associated with unique qualities. It is said that you can cultivate aspects from that chakra by concentrating on that specific energy channel.

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Nadi Shodhana:  A Rollercoaster Ride for the Nerves Nadi Shodhana:  A Rollercoaster Ride for the Nerves

Nadi Shodhana: A Rollercoaster Ride for the Nerves

From feelings of disappointment and discouragement to those of contentment and balance: Sandrine Bremer spoke with us about her experiences while practicing the Second Series and how they have affected the way she shows up on and off the mat.

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This Skin We’re In: Manifesting Subtle Movement through the Sense of Touch This Skin We’re In: Manifesting Subtle Movement through the Sense of Touch

This Skin We’re In: Manifesting Subtle Movement through the Sense of Touch

The skin is the largest organ of the human body. It is the skin that gives us our faculty to feel (and to touch), which is arguably the most important sense we possess. As early as within the womb we are able to sense our environment through our skin. That being said, we are often unaware of the function of the skin. Through this article series we hope to bring more awareness to our skin, whether on or off the mat.

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Laughter Yoga- Is that supposed to be a joke? Laughter Yoga- Is that supposed to be a joke?

Laughter Yoga- Is that supposed to be a joke?

No, it's no joke... it really exists! This yoga form is growing in popularity and more and more people meet regularly to laugh together. In order to find out more about what is behind Laughter Yoga and for whom it might be suitable, we spoke with yogini Katja Schneider about her experience with this particular yoga form and why she would like to offer Laughter Yoga at AYI Ulm.

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The Mysore style, self practice and how the "Ashtanga Religion" came about The Mysore style, self practice and how the "Ashtanga Religion" came about

The Mysore style, self practice and how the "Ashtanga Religion" came about

“Old student” and certified teacher Prem Carlisi talks to AYI about studying with Pattabhi Jois, tradition and change, as well as guinea pigs

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KraftQuelle in Kitzbühel: Interview with Martina Egger KraftQuelle in Kitzbühel: Interview with Martina Egger

KraftQuelle in Kitzbühel: Interview with Martina Egger

5 years ago Martina Egger opened the doors of KraftQuelle (German for Power Source) in Kitzbühel, creating a unique space where yoga and midwifery go hand in hand.

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Congratulations to the TRIKA 6 graduates! Congratulations to the TRIKA 6 graduates!

Congratulations to the TRIKA 6 graduates!

After 4 years of hard work, aspiring teachers of the BDY / AYI® teacher training successfully completed their final weekend in Munich. This special weekend was a culmination of what was covered over the teacher training where the trainees demonstrated the knowledge they had acquired under the guidance of Anna Trökes and Dr. Ronald Steiner. The final exam tested their understanding of theory and the practical application of the material covered.

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SEOM: Sensitivity, Energy, Orientation and Moxie SEOM: Sensitivity, Energy, Orientation and Moxie

SEOM: Sensitivity, Energy, Orientation and Moxie

Profound content interlaced with modern beats: musician and songwriter SEOM sat down to talk with us about his lyrics, ancient truths and what really matters in life.

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AYI® Interview with Marcell Laudahn AYI® Interview with Marcell Laudahn

AYI® Interview with Marcell Laudahn

AYInnovation®, Thai yoga massage and Nonviolent Communication - AYI® teacher trainer Marcell Laudahn talks with us about his multi-faceted approach

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Mysore, magic and the essence of yoga Mysore, magic and the essence of yoga

Mysore, magic and the essence of yoga

Asthanga, Mysore, magic and what yoga is essentially all about – AYI® talks to Andrew Eppler

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Rolfing & Ashtanga Yoga: The Power of Touch and Movement Rolfing & Ashtanga Yoga: The Power of Touch and Movement

Rolfing & Ashtanga Yoga: The Power of Touch and Movement

At first glance, it may seem like two very different areas - but after taking a closer look it becomes clear that there are actually quite a few commonalities. Physical therapist and body worker Andreas Lutz talks with us about the potential of combining both approaches.

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Yoga Festival at Überlingen Yoga Festival at Überlingen

Yoga Festival at Überlingen

Stormy days at Lake Constance - but even those didn't deter over 550 enthusiastic yogis and yoginis from coming to the Überlingen Yoga Festival to experience yoga in all its different shapes. AYI® Teacher Barbara Kittel-Holmgren was one of them.

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TKV Desikachar - Adapting Yoga to the Individual Practitioner TKV Desikachar - Adapting Yoga to the Individual Practitioner

TKV Desikachar - Adapting Yoga to the Individual Practitioner

Son and student of Sri Krishnamacharya, pioneer, famous yoga Guru and founder of the world-renowned institute "Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram" - TKV Desikachar passed away leaving behind his legacy as a central figure of yoga in the 20th Century.

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The ability to empathize with other people The ability to empathize with other people

The ability to empathize with other people

Structured creativity and a lively balance thanks to Ashtanga Yoga. AYI® interview with yoga teacher and AYInnovation ® Teacher Trainer Romana Lorenz-Zapf.

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Yogability: entering the world of yoga Yogability: entering the world of yoga

Yogability: entering the world of yoga

On 1 May 2016 it was finally the big day: Yogability Herdecke opened its doors for the first time and will from now on offer perfect conditions for practice, reflection and relaxation on 130sqm.

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Richard Pilnick on the “Yoga Photography“ project Richard Pilnick on the “Yoga Photography“ project

Richard Pilnick on the “Yoga Photography“ project

Photography = Meditation = Yoga? Exlusive insights: gifted photographer and enthusiastic yogi Richard Pilnick on his latest project and his ideas on yoga and photography in general….

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An Imaginary Dresscode for Yogis - Bandha made easy! An Imaginary Dresscode for Yogis - Bandha made easy!

An Imaginary Dresscode for Yogis - Bandha made easy!

Bandhas are one of the central techniques in yoga practice. In this interview, yogini Katarina Tauber tells you how, with the help of a number of simple images, you can lern to set the bandhas in accordance with the AYInnovation® / Bandhalign® Method.

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Learning to fly: Aerial Yoga at the AYI Ulm Learning to fly: Aerial Yoga at the AYI Ulm

Learning to fly: Aerial Yoga at the AYI Ulm

Take off in colorful yoga hammocks, let yourself drift and find new energy - thanks to Aerial Yoga this will now also be possible at the AYI Ulm. Discover numerous options for backbends, acrobatic experiments and much more.

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Open day at Sampurna Open day at Sampurna

Open day at Sampurna

5 years "house of plenty" - certainly a reason to celebrate! Which the Sampurna team will do with an open day. AYI® sends their best wishes and a big thank you for the great cooperation over those years!

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108 sun salutations to celebrate the International Yoga Day in Ulm 108 sun salutations to celebrate the International Yoga Day in Ulm

108 sun salutations to celebrate the International Yoga Day in Ulm

What is it that you experience when doing 108 sun salutations? On 21 June 2016 - the first International Yoga Day celebrated in Ulm - the AYI® Team gave it a try and was suprised how exciting this experience was.

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Former competitive athlete turns yoga teacher Former competitive athlete turns yoga teacher

Former competitive athlete turns yoga teacher

From outdoor sports such as skiing and climbing to Ashtanga Yoga and AYI® teacher: how Barbara Kittel-Holmgren found her way to a pain-free and holistic balance

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Regaining faith in one's own abilities - with yoga Regaining faith in one's own abilities - with yoga

Regaining faith in one's own abilities - with yoga

Professional guitarist and music teacher Lisa Duhm visits a yoga class at AYInstitute Ulm - and experiences that she can trust her back and her hands. With increasing confidence on the mat, the confidence for other things in life grows as well. Ultimately, all (pleasant) effort results in the realization: "Everybody has the right to be their individual selves."

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AYI® goes Urban Gardening! Raphaela Gerlach at the AYI Ulm AYI® goes Urban Gardening! Raphaela Gerlach at the AYI Ulm

AYI® goes Urban Gardening! Raphaela Gerlach at the AYI Ulm

"Urban" and "gardening" is a contradiction in itself? Not at all! Together with the Ulm yogis, Raphaela proved that even on a roof terrace a small green paradise can be created.

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A physicist at AYI® A physicist at AYI®

A physicist at AYI®

A physicist at AYI® in Ulm - Kati Tauber visits the Ashtanga Yoga Institute.

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Yoga works – meta-study shows the positive effect of yoga on mental disorders Yoga works – meta-study shows the positive effect of yoga on mental disorders

Yoga works – meta-study shows the positive effect of yoga on mental disorders

Now we even have scientific proof: according to a meta-study, yoga has a profound, significant effect in the treatment of mental illnesses.

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AYInnovation® at Mattengold (Stuttgart) AYInnovation® at Mattengold (Stuttgart)

AYInnovation® at Mattengold (Stuttgart)

Last summer, I started an Ashtanga Yoga Innovation Training. Not because of Ashtanga Yoga, which I had hardly practiced at all up to that point, but because of Dr. Ronald Steiner, the training supervisor and founder of Ashtanga Yoga Innovation (AYInnovation®).

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The AYInnovation® Method - Traditional. Innovative. Individual. The AYInnovation® Method - Traditional. Innovative. Individual.

The AYInnovation® Method - Traditional. Innovative. Individual.

AYInnovation® - Traditional Ashtanga meets cutting-edge science for a mindful alignment towards life - by Dr. Ronald Steiner.

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Christian Easter seen from the point of view of the Upanishads – is that even possible? Christian Easter seen from the point of view of the Upanishads – is that even possible?

Christian Easter seen from the point of view of the Upanishads – is that even possible?

During our Easter Retreat, we asked ourselves what the meaning of the Christian Easter festivities and the teachings of the Upanishads have in common.

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Roots turning into wings Roots turning into wings

Roots turning into wings

Our feet are our roots and our hands our wings... Yet on the yoga mat, this can sometimes be exactly the other way round - for instance when we use our hands to support part of our weight or even all of it.

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In a few words In a few words

In a few words

The Yoga-Aktuell interview with Dr. Ronald Steiner

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Retreat selbstgemacht Retreat selbstgemacht

Retreat selbstgemacht

1 Woche im Ashtanga Yoga Institute und in der zweitschönsten Stadt Deutschlands. Wer die Dinge gerne selbst in die Hand nimmt und sich abseits von den üblichen Retreat Angeboten seine innersten Wünsche erfüllen möchte, der sollte nach Ulm kommen und sich sein eigenes Ashtanga Yoga Innovation Retreat zusammenstellen. Dieser Artikel gibt Tipps, wie, wo und warum ein Retreat in Ulm und um Ulm herum eigentlich obligatorisch sein sollte.

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No Change? No Change?

No Change?

Ashtanga yoga is known to be extremely challenging and structured. Nevertheless, it leaves room for development. A conversation about tradition and innovation, about misunderstandings and typical Western thinking towards Ashtanga yoga, with teachers Ronald Steiner and Janosh Steinhauer.

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Why strength deserves more attention Why strength deserves more attention

Why strength deserves more attention

For many yogis, stretching seems to be the only way to release tensions. But what precisely is it that causes muscular tensions in the first place?

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Take a deep breath and relax Take a deep breath and relax

Take a deep breath and relax

Nothing counters stress better than taking a few deep breaths into your belly. Into your belly? How is that supposed to work? With the help of the diaphragm, our most important respiratory muscle...

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The right twist for a healthy back The right twist for a healthy back

The right twist for a healthy back

In Germany, back pain is one of the main reasons for sick leaves and even applications for a pension. No surprise, then, that back pain is also one of the most frequent reasons to start practicing yoga.

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Yoga? - But I'm too old for that... Yoga? - But I'm too old for that...

Yoga? - But I'm too old for that...

... as if! A join-in workshop including the sun salutation. All you need to participate: a chair

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YOGA IN BERLIN ❤ by Wari Om YOGA IN BERLIN ❤ by Wari Om

YOGA IN BERLIN ❤ by Wari Om

So sieht Yoga in Deutschland 2013 aus. Der Photograph Wari Om hält in Berlin bekannte Yogis im Bild fest, während Babeck Bodien dafür Musik komponierte.

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A blessing for your knees A blessing for your knees

A blessing for your knees

As our most complex joint stabilised mainly by ligaments, the knee is particularly prone to chronic misload and overstrain. Most injuries and pain in the knee resulting from yoga practice could be avoided, though.

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What precisely is being stretched here? What precisely is being stretched here?

What precisely is being stretched here?

You might already have tried one of those 'hip-opening' exercises so popular in yoga. If yes, did you feel a stretch on the outside of your hip, deep under the superficial muscles of the buttocks and ask yourself which muscles precisely were being stretched? And why relaxing this part of the body felt so particularly good?

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The origins of Ashtanga Yoga (Part 1/3) The origins of Ashtanga Yoga (Part 1/3)

The origins of Ashtanga Yoga (Part 1/3)

»Never changed anything« – was Pattabhi Jois's standard reply when asked by pupils where the type of yoga he taught came from. Pattabhi always referred to his teacher T. Krishnamacharya, who, by his own account, had taught him everything and whose knowledge he passed on in an unchanged form.

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The Founding Fathers of Ashtanga Yoga (Part 2/3) The Founding Fathers of Ashtanga Yoga (Part 2/3)

The Founding Fathers of Ashtanga Yoga (Part 2/3)

In almost any German city, there is by now at least one school that inscribes itself in the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga. This yoga style shaped to such a great extent by Pattabhi Jois has also found a home in several other Western countries.

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A vivid tradition (part 3/3) A vivid tradition (part 3/3)

A vivid tradition (part 3/3)

Ashtanga Yoga practice is characterised by both a universal tradition and regional as well as individual differences. Up to a certain degree, many practitioners of Ashtanga Yoga feel at home in the world.

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Yogapiano Vorführung auf der Yoga Expo in Stuttgart Yogapiano Vorführung auf der Yoga Expo in Stuttgart

Yogapiano Vorführung auf der Yoga Expo in Stuttgart

Ronald Steiner (Yoga) und Andreas Loh (Piano) bei der Yoga Expo Stuttgart am 12.04.2013.

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The yoga treasure vault The yoga treasure vault

The yoga treasure vault

When you have already spent some time on the yoga journey, you might ask yourself at a certain point whether you might now feel "advanced". In an interview with the YOGA JOURNAL Ronald Steiner, author of the book "Yoga für Fortgeschrittene“ (Yoga for Advanced Practitioners) written in cooperation with fellow yoga teacher and author Anna Trökes, answers this question and explains how a deeper understanding of yoga can be achieved...

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Interview in the EYU Conference Zinal 2012 Interview in the EYU Conference Zinal 2012

Interview in the EYU Conference Zinal 2012

Zinal ist Zentrum der Gelassenheit in dieser Woche. 400 Hobby und Profi Yogis kommen hier zum Europäischen Yogakongress zusammen. Der Stundenplan umfasst Praxis, Schulungen und Konferenzen. Dieses Video bietet einen Einblick eine der renomiertesten Yogaveranstaltungen.

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Ashtanga Yoga with Kino MacGregor in Mysore, India Ashtanga Yoga with Kino MacGregor in Mysore, India

Ashtanga Yoga with Kino MacGregor in Mysore, India

A short glimpse into the Ashtanga Yoga world. If you want to practice Ashtanga Yoga at the source, just do it!

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The complexity of the exercise is not significant The complexity of the exercise is not significant

The complexity of the exercise is not significant

When we talk about yoga, Dr. Ronald Steiner is currently one of the most sought-after people in Germany. The Byoga Studio in Sindelfingen, which is now under a new management and places its focus on the so-called Ashtanga, is right to his taste. For this reason, the Ulm-based expert was happy to drop in on the opening day.

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Two energy circles for the feet Two energy circles for the feet

Two energy circles for the feet

In all yoga positions, a good alignment is important to maintain the health of the entire system. A correct alignment allows for a healthy practice, an ideal positioning of the joints and prevents injuries.

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Yoga as a form of pain therapy Yoga as a form of pain therapy

Yoga as a form of pain therapy

At YogaExpo 2012 in Stuttgart, Dr. Ronald Steiner gave a talk on yoga as a form of pain therapy and on the general health-promoting effects of a yoga practice adjusted to the individual needs of the practitioners.

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Mysore Magic - Yoga at the Source Mysore Magic - Yoga at the Source

Mysore Magic - Yoga at the Source

What is that indefinable energy that attracts Yoga practitioners back to Mysore, India year after year? There is something that cannot be explained...and this film captures a bit of that magic...Mysore Magic: Yoga at the Source.

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Convict Conditioning Convict Conditioning

Convict Conditioning

Training ohne Hilfsmittel im Gefängnis, von harten Typen für harte Typen, aber mit einem Foto von Ronald Steiner.

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The essence of Ashtanga Yoga The essence of Ashtanga Yoga

The essence of Ashtanga Yoga

Warm, humid air and the sound of flowing breath permeates the room. People move, all of them through different positions, following a familiar pattern and each in tune with their own breath. A teacher walks through the room and, in a whispering voice, talks to single students, explains, assists. Apart from that, not a word is spoken, everybody practices on their own.

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Yoga Expo 2012 Yoga Expo 2012

Yoga Expo 2012

Die große Messe für Yoga und verwandte Bereiche geht ins dritte Jahr. Yoga Aktuell hat mit den Veranstaltern über Neuerungen und Highlights gesprochen und einige Stimmen zur YogaExpo eingeholt.

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Yoga & Sports Yoga & Sports

Yoga & Sports

Dr. Ronald Steiner on yoga as a complement to other sports and a therapy for sports injuries

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Body Art Body Art

Body Art

Ashtanga Yoga, vorgestellt von Ronald Steiner, als Ur-Inspiration für BodyArt nach Robert Steinbacher.

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How do I find the right style for me? How do I find the right style for me?

How do I find the right style for me?

Ashtanga Yoga - "Explore your own limits and learn how to focus your mind. Learn how to get deeper into individual positions without sustaining an injury. Learn how to meditate."

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Nine questions to... Nine questions to...

Nine questions to...

At varying intervals, the Deutsche Yoga-Forum presents the »emerging« generation of new yoga teachers from different traditions. In this edition: Dr. Ronald Steiner.

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Weck den Fakir in Dir Weck den Fakir in Dir

Weck den Fakir in Dir

Auf der ersten Yoga-Expo in München findet sich eine Mischung aus spirituellen und materiellen Angeboten.

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Wem hilft Yoga Wem hilft Yoga

Wem hilft Yoga

Die Haltungen und Atemübungen der indischen Entspannungslehre lindern Beschwerden wie Kopfschmerzen, Nervösität oder Bluthochdruck. Unabhängig davon, ob man gelenkig ist oder nicht.

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Yoga Anatomy Yoga Anatomy

Yoga Anatomy

Das Yoga-Anatomie Buch von Leslie Kaminoff. Mit einem Bild von Ronald Steiner.

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Yoga - mehr als nur "OM" und Räucherstäbchen Yoga - mehr als nur "OM" und Räucherstäbchen

Yoga - mehr als nur "OM" und Räucherstäbchen

Im Rahmen des Gesundheitsjahres 2005 in Erlangen, das unter dem Motto "Gesundheit erleben, Gesundheit ERLANGEN" läuft, finden am Samstag und Sonntag, den 10. und 11. Dezember ein Symposium und Workshop zum Thema Yoga statt.

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Das Gesundheitsjahr geht in den Endspurt Das Gesundheitsjahr geht in den Endspurt

Das Gesundheitsjahr geht in den Endspurt

Neueröffnung einer Yoga-Schule - Das Gesundheitsjahr 2005 in Erlangen das unter dem Motto "Gesundheit erleben - Gesundheit ERLANGEN" steht, neigt sich in diesen Wochen dem Ende entgegen.

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Yoga neu erleben Yoga neu erleben

Yoga neu erleben

Was Yoga wirklich ist, will ein Symposium mit Workshops interessierten Bürgerinnen und Bürgern näher bringen. Dazu veranstaltet die Integrale Yogaschule NaradaYoga ... einen zweitägigen Kongress.

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Hohe Infektions-Gefahr Hohe Infektions-Gefahr

Hohe Infektions-Gefahr

Künstler und Mediziner planen gemeinsames Projekt. Ab 25. Mai verwandelt sich das Anatomische Institut I (Krankenhausstraße 9) zur Kulisse eines Kunstprojekts. Die Planungen dafür laufen derzeit auf Hochtouren.

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Auf den Spuren des siegreichen Fussballteams Auf den Spuren des siegreichen Fussballteams

Auf den Spuren des siegreichen Fussballteams

Das Angebot des Allgemeinen Hochschulsports an der Uni Erlangen-Nürnberg wird sehr rege angenommen. ... Der Yoga-Kurs ist jedes Mal in der ersten halben Stunde nach Einschreibungsbeginn voll. Die Folge: Wir expandieren ...

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Da stehen Stars drauf Da stehen Stars drauf

Da stehen Stars drauf

"Sting und Madonna tun es schon ..." In der Schellingstraße wurde jetzt die Eröffnung des ersten "Jivamukti Yoga Centers" in Deutschland gefeiert. Extra eingeflogen wurden Sharon Ganon und David Life (beide 51, sehen aber aus wie Mitte 30) die "Jivamukti Yoga" in New York entwickelt haben. Madonna nimmt bei ihnen Privatstunden. Sting und Top-Bodel Christy Turlington gehören ebenso zu ihren Kunden wie Modedesignerin Donna Karan oder Hollywood Star Sharon Stone.

Philosophy
You, tradition and the yoga-mat You, tradition and the yoga-mat

You, tradition and the yoga-mat

What has your daily practice on the yoga mat to do with the tradition of Ashtangas? Should we only believe what has been scientifically proven? And what about the kaleidoscope of experiences, i.e. everything I'm experiencing in my practice?

Practice

Asana + direction = alignment

An asana alone does not define you as a yogi. Only the interaction of breath and energy, lightness and stability, falling back and advancement will open the door for you to the wealth of experience of the infinite cosmos of yoga. If this is understood, the direction, or alignment, results in the asana arising almost by itself.

Practice

Using bandha to control energy from the breath

Two poles of a battery between which energy flows – in this way bandhas conduct breath through the body. Working against the force of gravity and achieving lightness. Here you will find the necessary bandha know-how...

Practice

Vinyasa - like beads on a garland

Vinyasa arises from merging breath and movement into one another. Asanas become the pearls on a thread, thoughts like raindrops in the ocean, practice becomes an energetic track in the ether, the breath like the rush of the sea...

Practice

Ujjayi Pranayama - the victorious breath

The beauty of unifying breath and movement is truly majestic. With the breathing techniques of Ujjayi pranayama we can open a gateway, melt snow, or ride the waves like a surfer. Experience it here …

Tradition

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga travels the world

From Jivamukti to Sharon Gannon and David Life, to Brian Kest’s Power Yoga - many modern styles of yoga are children of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. So you can be anywhere in the world and feel a bit at home...

Tradition

How Ashtanga Yoga found its way to the West

It was just a small photo in one of many yoga books. And yet this picture set a revolution in motion. It brought Europeans and Americans to Pattabhi Jois in India, and Ashtanga Yoga to the West.

Tradition
The roots of the living tradition of Ashtanga Yoga The roots of the living tradition of Ashtanga Yoga

The roots of the living tradition of Ashtanga Yoga

Looking back at the legendary lineage of the Ashtanga tradition: From Patanjali to Vamana Rhishi, and Krishnamacharya to BNS Iyengar and Pattabhi Jois - an ancient yoga tradition with refreshing vitality in the present.

Tradition
Krishnamacharya – the guiding light of Ashtanga Yoga Krishnamacharya – the guiding light of Ashtanga Yoga

Krishnamacharya – the guiding light of Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga, as well as many other types of yoga in the world, would probably be absent without him: Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888-1989) saved traditional yoga from oblivion and created the basis for our present-day yoga practices. Just a myth?

Practice

Tristana – The Lotus Blossom of Ashtanga Yoga

When movement and breath fuse together, the energy carries the body seemingly effortlessly and focus moves from the exterior to the interior, we reach Tristana. Or: through vinyasa, bandha and drishti we achieve the spiritual dimension in Ashtanga yoga practice.

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