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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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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!

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.

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:

ashtanga class (de)
1. Serie: Basic Form 1. Serie: Basic Form

1. Serie: Basic Form

This video is a great way to practice the primary series at home as a Led Class. The traditional form is most often indicated here, but some poses are offered here alternatively in the Basic form as well.

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

Prasarita Padottanasana B Adjustment (creative)

Sharing is caring, and for that reason we've decided to share a creative adjustment for Prasarita Padottanasana B with you today. Learn a unique way to create length and space using counter pressure.

ashtanga class (de)
Grundpositionen: Traditionelle Form Grundpositionen: Traditionelle Form

Grundpositionen: Traditionelle Form

In this video, you can practice the Fundamental standing poses in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga sequence with Ronald and Pia. The traditional count is used, so that you can experience the magic of breath-led moving meditation for yourself.

adjustment tutorial (en)
Parivritta Trikonasana Adjustment (from the backside) Parivritta Trikonasana Adjustment (from the backside)

Parivritta Trikonasana Adjustment (from the backside)

With this adjustment you can help your students extend further in Parivrrta Trikonasana. Learn how the 'tug-of-war technique' works best here and how you can use it when adjusting your students.

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

Fundamentals: Basic Form

Here you can have the sense of practicing in a group setting in the comfort of your own home. Manfred and his students have recorded this Basic Led Class with the intention of sharing it with you at home. The class goes up to Purvottanasana. This is Here you can have the sense of practicing in a group setting in the comfort of your own home. Manfred and his students have recorded this Basic Led Class with the intention of sharing it with you at home. The class goes up to Purvottanasana. This is yet another way for you to experience the beauty of a moving meditation while (re)visiting the Primary Series in the AYI Basic Form. We invite you to use this as a blueprint to develop your very own personal practice.

adjustment tutorial (en)
Utthita Parshvakonasana Adjustment (from the back) Utthita Parshvakonasana Adjustment (from the back)

Utthita Parshvakonasana Adjustment (from the back)

Looking for ways to help you students experience more in Uttitha Parsvakonasana? This adjustment is a great way to deepen the breath, create space and stabilize the practitioner's foundation.

ashtanga class (de)
Sun Salutations: Traditional Form Sun Salutations: Traditional Form

Sun Salutations: Traditional Form

Sun salutations: a self-contained practice that encompasses the essence of Ashtanga yoga. Experience the magic of the traditional form of Suryanamaskar A and B with Ronald and Pia.

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

Padangushthasana Adjustment (from the side)

In this short video we are sharing yet another adjustment technique for Padangushtasana. The focus of this adjustment is to bring awareness to balance in the pose and to offer the practitioner a new way of experiencing this asana.

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.

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