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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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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.

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.

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!

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.

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:

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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Fascia Training in Yoga Fascia Training in Yoga

Fascia Training in Yoga

Modern fascial research has determined that our fascia can do much more than release and relax. In order to keep our fascia healthy in the long-term and to promote its elasticity, we ought to train all of the fascial properties regularly. In this Modern fascial research has determined that our fascia can do much more than release and relax. In order to keep our fascia healthy in the long-term and to promote its elasticity, we ought to train all of the fascial properties regularly. In this video we show you one way that you can integrate such training directly in your yoga practice!

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Intermediate Series in Traditional Form - Part 2 Intermediate Series in Traditional Form - Part 2

Intermediate Series in Traditional Form - Part 2

In this video you can discover and practice the second part of the Intermediate Series from Bharadvajasana to Karandavasana. Experience the practice in the traditional form along with the count. Dr. Ronald Steiner and Pia will help you to find your In this video you can discover and practice the second part of the Intermediate Series from Bharadvajasana to Karandavasana. Experience the practice in the traditional form along with the count. Dr. Ronald Steiner and Pia will help you to find your form and maintain your rhythm.

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NL 42 Intermediate Series in Basic Form - Part 2 NL 42 Intermediate Series in Basic Form - Part 2

NL 42 Intermediate Series in Basic Form - Part 2

The middle part of the Intermediate Series - from Bharadvajasana to Karandavasana - focuses on twists and hip-openers. By starting with the Basic form shown in the video, you are able to start with an accessible version of the poses that allow you to The middle part of the Intermediate Series - from Bharadvajasana to Karandavasana - focuses on twists and hip-openers. By starting with the Basic form shown in the video, you are able to start with an accessible version of the poses that allow you to work independently on these poses in your own practice.

Understanding Yoga Therapy
Fascia Yoga: Rebound and Creeping Fascia Yoga: Rebound and Creeping

Fascia Yoga: Rebound and Creeping

Take full advantage of what your fascia can do with exercises targeted at rebound and creeping. In developing these fascial qualities you will soon be moving with the elegance of a panther.

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Helical fascia activation for healthy legs Helical fascia activation for healthy legs

Helical fascia activation for healthy legs

In this therapeutic sequence, you can learn how to maintain the health of your legs. The exercises activate the opposing helical fascia, which will relieve excessive pressure on the joints. This is especially helpful after an injury to a joint or in In this therapeutic sequence, you can learn how to maintain the health of your legs. The exercises activate the opposing helical fascia, which will relieve excessive pressure on the joints. This is especially helpful after an injury to a joint or in the case of arthritis.

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Intermediate Series in Traditional Form - Part 1 Intermediate Series in Traditional Form - Part 1

Intermediate Series in Traditional Form - Part 1

Have you been practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa for a while? Perhaps you are curious about what comes after the Primary Series? This video is a great opportunity for your to dive into the Intermediate series independently. In this video Ronald and Pia Have you been practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa for a while? Perhaps you are curious about what comes after the Primary Series? This video is a great opportunity for your to dive into the Intermediate series independently. In this video Ronald and Pia introduce you to the traditional form of this series up to Bakasana B.

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2nd Series: Basic - 1. Teil 2nd Series: Basic - 1. Teil

Intermediate Series: Basic Form - Part 1

The intermediate series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system opens up an opportunity for a completely new range of movement. In the Basic Form which is shown here, this series becomes accessible for every yoga practitioner. The backbends and postures of The intermediate series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system opens up an opportunity for a completely new range of movement. In the Basic Form which is shown here, this series becomes accessible for every yoga practitioner. The backbends and postures of this series allow you to create more spaciousness in the back which is very healthy.

Understanding Yoga Therapy
From Old-School Dynamic Stretches to Modern Fascia Yoga From Old-School Dynamic Stretches to Modern Fascia Yoga

From Old-School Dynamic Stretches to Modern Fascia Yoga

The old-school stretching exercises popular in the early 20th century have been long considered outdated. In light of modern fascia research, however, these exercises are making their way back into the spotlight. We are now better understanding how The old-school stretching exercises popular in the early 20th century have been long considered outdated. In light of modern fascia research, however, these exercises are making their way back into the spotlight. We are now better understanding how such exercises actually train the fascial sheaths in our body, and promote overall physical health. Understanding how this works can provide us with inspiration in our own yoga practice, where flexibility is often a main component. With the proper training, we can improve the elasticity and shock-absorbing properties of our fascia, thus avoiding unnecessary injury.

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From stillness into movement From stillness into movement

From stillness into movement

In this video Ronald and Verena introduce you to a slightly different type of yoga practice, where you start in a very gentle manner and slowly transition into movement. Discover how profoundly such simple exercises can effect your sense of inner In this video Ronald and Verena introduce you to a slightly different type of yoga practice, where you start in a very gentle manner and slowly transition into movement. Discover how profoundly such simple exercises can effect your sense of inner balance as you explore the interplay between activity and rest.

Understanding Yoga Therapy
Dynamic helical tension – energetic vibration for a healthy body Dynamic helical tension – energetic vibration for a healthy body

Dynamic helical tension – energetic vibration for a healthy body

Movement is key to health. Even our seemingly statically stabilized torso is only able to maintain that state through dynamics. In order to do this, fascia cross over one another and wrap themselves around the body in the form of double helices. The Movement is key to health. Even our seemingly statically stabilized torso is only able to maintain that state through dynamics. In order to do this, fascia cross over one another and wrap themselves around the body in the form of double helices. The result is length and stability and the ability to move our arms and legs.

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Yoga in the Workplace: Relaxation for the Eyes Yoga in the Workplace: Relaxation for the Eyes

Yoga in the Workplace: Relaxation for the Eyes

Are your eyes tired after sitting in front of a computer screen for a long time? In this small exercise sequence, Florian and Anissa will show you how you can practice yoga in the comfort of your workspace without any special equipment. Give your Are your eyes tired after sitting in front of a computer screen for a long time? In this small exercise sequence, Florian and Anissa will show you how you can practice yoga in the comfort of your workspace without any special equipment. Give your eyes a short rest in Suryanamaskara A!

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