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3,000 years of yoga! When searching for your true core - yoga - you can draw upon a great reservoir of experience. Looking back at the philosophy and tradition of yoga will help you integrate the spiritual orientation of your practice and understand what's behind it.

Philosophy

Philosophy: The spiritual-philosophical dimension of yoga

Yoga is more than just a work-out! The physical practice serves one purpose only: recognising your true core. In this process, yoga philosophy will offer you a new perspective on yourself over and over again.

Philosophy

Tradition: the legendary history of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Where does yoga come from? What are its roots? Gain an insight into the tradition and philosophy not only of Ashtanga Yoga and learn how luminous figures, mythological visionaries and hip westerners have shaped Ashtanga practice in its present form.

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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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In a few words

The Yoga-Aktuell interview with Dr. Ronald Steiner

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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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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)

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)

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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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?