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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:

The AYI method

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!

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.

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.

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:

yoga therapy (de)
Good Old Hammies - A sequence for healthy hamstrings Good Old Hammies - A sequence for healthy hamstrings

Good Old Hammies - A sequence for healthy hamstrings

Stretching is a good thing; however, as with anything else, only in moderation. When you overstretch the hamstrings it can lead to inflammation and pain. Ronald and Doro show you in this video how to maintain healthy and happy hamstrings.

adjustment tutorial (en)
Prasarita Padottanasana A: Creative Adjustment Prasarita Padottanasana A: Creative Adjustment

Prasarita Padottanasana A: Creative Adjustment

Are you looking for new inspiration for Prasarita Padottanasana A? This playful adjustment addresses joint balance and can offer a new way of experiencing this asana.

yoga therapy (de)
Breathe freely Breathe freely

Breathe freely

How is it possible to relieve stress, release tension and find inner peace through breathing? Melanie and Martina invite you to experience for yourself in this short video. Here they will introduce you to some simple yet effective techniques to How is it possible to relieve stress, release tension and find inner peace through breathing? Melanie and Martina invite you to experience for yourself in this short video. Here they will introduce you to some simple yet effective techniques to harness the potential of the breath.

adjustment tutorial (en)
Parshvottanasana Adjustment (from the side) Parshvottanasana Adjustment (from the side)

Parshvottanasana Adjustment (from the side)

In this tutorial you will demonstrate a simple yet highly effective adjustment for Parshvottanasana which will allow you to support your students in maintaining a long spine, softening the muscles of the neck and deepening the breath.

ashtanga class (en)
Primary Series: Traditional Form Primary Series: Traditional Form

Primary Series: Traditional Form

This video offers you the opportunity to practice the traditional count of Ashtanga Vinyasa. This is a great way to practice at home if there are no Led classes available in your area.

adjustment tutorial (en)
Prasarita Padottanasana A (lateral) Prasarita Padottanasana A (lateral)

Prasarita Padottanasana A (lateral)

Prasarita Padottanasana offers many opportunities for the practitioner to create space and to establish a greater sense of stability or balance. In this video, Ronald and Christine show you an adjustment that is both effective and simple to apply.

Meditation (de)
Chitta Maitri Meditation Chitta Maitri Meditation

Chitta Maitri Meditation

This mindfulness meditation is done from the perspective of the loving observer from within. By practicing this meditation, you can cultivate more peace and serenity in your own daily life. Melanie and Martina show you the first few steps in This mindfulness meditation is done from the perspective of the loving observer from within. By practicing this meditation, you can cultivate more peace and serenity in your own daily life. Melanie and Martina show you the first few steps in developing this meditation exercise.

Network
The Yoga Doc The Yoga Doc

The Yoga Doc - Enhancing holistic well-being with Yoga

It's finally here! Why does Ron feel like Benjamin the Elephant when he has his new book in hand? Find out for yourself here! With this book you will be able to do a lot of good for yourself and your students.

adjustment tutorial (en)
Utthita Trikonasana (lateral entry) Utthita Trikonasana (lateral entry)

Utthita Trikonasana (lateral entry)

In this tutorial we show you how you can offer adjustments to your students from the side. Have fun trying them out!

ashtanga class (en)
Primary series: "Flying Cat" form Primary series: "Flying Cat" form

Primary series: "Flying Cat" form

The AYI Method places special emphasis on developing ways to meet the practitioner where they are with individual and innovative ways to practice. Here we would like to share an alternative way to practice the primary series using the "Flying Cat" The AYI Method places special emphasis on developing ways to meet the practitioner where they are with individual and innovative ways to practice. Here we would like to share an alternative way to practice the primary series using the "Flying Cat" form. We invite you to experience how practicing in this safe yet challenging way can help to develop strength in your core.

adjustment tutorial (en)
Pada-Hastasana Adjustment (creative) Pada-Hastasana Adjustment (creative)

Pada-Hastasana Adjustment (creative)

In this tutorial we demonstrate a creative adjustment for Pada-Hastasana. In offering this adjustment you can help the practitioner to create space while they experience the asana in a whole new way.

adjustment tutorial (en)
Padangushthasana Adjustment (creative) Padangushthasana Adjustment (creative)

Padangushthasana Adjustment (creative)

In this tutorial we demonstrate a creative adjustment for Padangushthasana. Discover how this assist can help a practitioner to create length in the back and space in the shoulders.

innovative class (de)
Tri-guṇa Tri-guṇa

Tri-guṇa

Tri-guṇa is a word used to describe the three qualities of nature. Experience these three qualities physically and mentally during this hour-long practice with Ronald and Nadine.

ashtanga class (de)
Primary Series: Basic Form Primary Series: Basic Form

Primary Series: Basic Form

Do you want to practice the entire Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series, but aren't sure which form is right for you? In this video, Nadine and Ronald show you how to work your way through the primary series with the help of the AYI Basic form. Experience Do you want to practice the entire Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series, but aren't sure which form is right for you? In this video, Nadine and Ronald show you how to work your way through the primary series with the help of the AYI Basic form. Experience the benefits of the entire traditional sequence with these innovative asana alternatives.

ashtanga class (de)
Fundamentals: Basic Form Fundamentals: Basic Form

Fundamentals: Basic Form

Back to the basics! In this video, we will show you a way to practice a more gentle and holistic form of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga sequence. Experience the soothing effects of a moving meditation set to the rhythm of your breath.

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