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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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Transliteration of Devanagari
Transliteration Tool Transliteration Tool

Transliteration Tool

This tool allows you to easily change the transliteration of single words or even entire texts. This is particularly helpful when you want to produce Devanagari script or Roman script with diacritical marks. With the copy&paste function, you can then This tool allows you to easily change the transliteration of single words or even entire texts. This is particularly helpful when you want to produce Devanagari script or Roman script with diacritical marks. With the copy&paste function, you can then enter the generated words or texts in a word processing program of your choice.

Devanagari scripture
Devanagari learning game Devanagari learning game

The Devanagari Game - learn how to read Sanskrit texts in the original version!

Play and learn all Devanagari letters at the same time. In doing so, you will soon be able to read the ancient yoga source texts in their original Sanskrit versions.

Ashtanga Yoga
Traditional Practice Series Traditional Practice Series

Traditional Practice Series: All traditional Ashtanga practice series

Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The traditional practice series with detailed descriptions of the individual movements including the vinyasa count. Systematic learning steps help you get a deeper understanding of this powerful Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The traditional practice series with detailed descriptions of the individual movements including the vinyasa count. Systematic learning steps help you get a deeper understanding of this powerful and dynamic yoga practice supported by your breath.

Philosophy
Source texts and Sanskrit Source texts and Sanskrit

Source texts and Saṁskr̥t: Study the ancient sources of Yoga

Gain a direct access to ancient texts of wisdom and mantra. Dive through them deep in yoga tradition. - with some Saṁskr̥t your journey may begin!

News

"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:

adjustment tutorial (en)
Parsvottanasana (adjustment from the side) Parsvottanasana (adjustment from the side)

Parsvottanasana (adjustment from the side)

In this tutorial we invite you to discover the benefits of offering an adjustment in Parsvottanasana from the side. In this version you attain more stability with the practitioner and can provide for a more effective stretch for the shoulders. As a In this tutorial we invite you to discover the benefits of offering an adjustment in Parsvottanasana from the side. In this version you attain more stability with the practitioner and can provide for a more effective stretch for the shoulders. As a final bonus, you will find that the torso practically lengthens itself in this version.

yoga therapy (de)
Improve your shoulder mobility Improve your shoulder mobility

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!

yoga therapy (de)
Therapeutic sequence for the cervical spine Therapeutic sequence for the cervical spine

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.

yoga therapy (de)
How to address SI Blockage at home How to address SI Blockage at home

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.

yoga therapy (de)
Therapeutic sequence for the lumbar spine: Finding inner control Therapeutic sequence for the lumbar spine: Finding inner control

Therapeutic sequence for the lumbar spine: Finding inner control

Was hat Deine Lendenwirbelsäule mit der Kontrolle und der Begrenzung nach Innen zu tun? Erspüre, dehne und erfahre Länge in den verschiedenen Bereichen Deines Rückens. Nimmst Du Unterschiede wahr? Dabei kannst Du mit Dr. Melanie Steiner und unserem Was hat Deine Lendenwirbelsäule mit der Kontrolle und der Begrenzung nach Innen zu tun? Erspüre, dehne und erfahre Länge in den verschiedenen Bereichen Deines Rückens. Nimmst Du Unterschiede wahr? Dabei kannst Du mit Dr. Melanie Steiner und unserem Yogi Christian Deine Begrenzungen erspüren und Affirmationen kennen lernen.

yoga therapy (de)
Strengthen your pelvic region - Take a bit of time for self care! Strengthen your pelvic region - Take a bit of time for self care!

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. 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.

adjustment tutorial (en)
Prasarita Padottanasana B Adjustment (lateral) Prasarita Padottanasana B Adjustment (lateral)

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.

Understanding Yoga Therapy
Fascia Yoga: Finding balance with the fascial front line Fascia Yoga: Finding balance with the fascial front line

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.

innovative class (de)
Yoga at the Workplace: Back and Wrists Yoga at the Workplace: Back and Wrists

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.

yoga therapy (de)
Dynamic Fascia Workout for Yogis Dynamic Fascia Workout for Yogis

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 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.

yoga therapy (de)
Strengthen your Thoracic Spine Strengthen your Thoracic Spine

Strengthen your Thoracic Spine

In dieser therapeutischen Sequenz zeigen Dir Dr. Ronald Steiner und unsere Yogini Doro, wie Du Deine Brustwirbelsäule gezielt aufrichtest, mobilisierst und stärkst. Erfahre, wie Du Dich bei Morbus Bechterew oder Morbus Scheuermann selber unterstützen In dieser therapeutischen Sequenz zeigen Dir Dr. Ronald Steiner und unsere Yogini Doro, wie Du Deine Brustwirbelsäule gezielt aufrichtest, mobilisierst und stärkst. Erfahre, wie Du Dich bei Morbus Bechterew oder Morbus Scheuermann selber unterstützen kannst.

yoga therapy (de)
Fascia and Helices for Healthy Arms and Wrists Fascia and Helices for Healthy Arms and Wrists

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.

Understanding Yoga Therapy
The Extracellular Matrix (ECM) - The ocean within! The Extracellular Matrix (ECM) - The ocean within!

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 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.

ashtanga class (de)
Intermediate Series: Traditional Form - Part 3 Intermediate Series: Traditional Form - Part 3

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.

ashtanga class (de)
Intermediate Series in Basic Form - Part 3 Intermediate Series in Basic Form - Part 3

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 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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