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Pranayama (de)
Geführte Pranayama Stunde Geführte Pranayama Stunde

Geführte Pranayama Stunde - klassisch

In dieser Sequenz zeigt Dir Andreas den Ablauf und die Ausführung der vier klassischen Ashtanga Yoga Pranayamas. Vielleicht hast Du im Anschluss noch Lust Deine eigene Yogapraxis anzuschließen, oder Du entspannst einfach.

ashtanga class (de)
Dynamische Übungspraxis mit Drehmomenten Dynamische Übungspraxis mit Drehmomenten

Dynamische Übungspraxis mit Drehmomenten

LIVE STUNDE: In dieser dynamischen Yogapraxis mit Niels erlebst Du diverse Dreh-Varianten und Rotationen in Deiner bekannten Ashtanga Praxis. Twist, turn & genieße Dich.

innovative class (de)
Anjaneyasana-Sequenz Anjaneyasana-Sequenz

Anjaneyāsana-Sequenz

LIVE STUNDE: In dieser online Yogastunde stellt Dir Svenja Wilke die Anjeneyasana-Sequenz vor, welche Deine komplette Körpervorderseite und insbesondere Deine tiefen Hüftbeuger dehnt.

yoga therapy (de)
Flip Vinyasa for a strong core Flip Vinyasa for a strong core

Vinyasa-Variation: Flip vinyasa for a strong core

In this video, Ronald shows you the flip vinyasa variation, which helps you to reduce stress on the knees and will definitely strengthen your core. Give it a try!

ashtanga class (de)
Atem, Rhythmus & Bewegte Meditation Atem, Rhythmus & Bewegte Meditation

Atem, Rhythmus & Bewegte Meditation

LIVE STUNDE: Ein bewusst eingesetzter rauschender Ujjayi ATEM schafft Verbindung zu uns selbst. Gemeinsam mit Raphael (Ashtanga Yoga KN) tauchst Du in den meditativen Bewegungsfluss ein.

yoga therapy (de)
Mit Faszien-Yoga Rückenschmerzen reduzieren Mit Faszien-Yoga Rückenschmerzen reduzieren

Mit Faszien-Yoga Rückenschmerzen reduzieren

In diesem Video zeigt Dir Ronald, wie Du Deine helikalen Faszienzüge aktivierst und so Deine Wirbelsäule entlastest. Probier er gleich aus.

ashtanga class (de)
2. Serie Led Class 2. Serie Led Class

Zweite Serie LED Class

In dieser neuen Online Yogastunde führt Kumiko Dich durch die 2. Serie Led-Class mit der traditionellen Vinyasa-Zählung. Besonderes Augenmerk legt sie dabei auf die AYI-Basic-Form, insbesondere die Einführung einiger neuer Varianten.

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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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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.

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.

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:

Sanskrit Pronunciation

Retroflexes

The retroflexes characteristic of the Sanskrit language are produced with the tongue rolled back behind the teeth: vowel (r̥, r̥̄), plosive (ṭ,ṭh,ḍ,ḍh), nasal (ṇ), semivowel (r) and fricative (ṣ).

Sanskrit Pronunciation

Gutturals

Gutturals are produced deep down at the back of the oral cavity, at the bridge of the soft palate and the throat. In Sanskrit, there are guttural vowels (a / ā), plosives (k,kh,g,gh), nasals (ṅ) and fricatives (h). There is no guttural semivowel.

Sanskrit Pronunciation

Dentals

In contrast to the corresponding German sounds, the tongue is not positioned at the dental root (alveolar) but almost between the teeth (dental) for: vowels (l̥,l̥̄), plosives (t,th,d,dh), nasals (n), semivowels (l) and fricatives (s).

Sanskrit Pronunciation

Labials

A sound that is produced either at or with the lips is called a labial. In Sanskrit, there are labial vowels (u, ū), plosives (p, ph, b, bh), nasals (m) and semivowels (v). A labial fricative exists only indirectly.

Sanskrit Pronunciation

Nasals

On the articulation of nasal sounds, the closure at the place of articulation is not released. Most of the air streams out through the nose. The closed back part of the oral cavity thus becomes a variable resonance chamber for ṅ,ñ,ṇ,n and m.

Sanskrit Sandhi

Vowels as final sounds

According to this external Sandhi rule, vowels as final sounds merge with the next word if it also starts with a vowel. If the word starts with a consonant, there is no merger.

Sanskrit Sandhi

Visarga (ḥ) as a final sound

As a final sound, a Visarga (ḥ) is adapted to the following word as an aspirate or sibilant.

Sanskrit Sandhi

Consonants as final sounds

As final sounds, consonants adapts to the following word according to the external Sandhi rules described here.

Sanskrit Pronunciation

Semivowels

Phonetically, a semivowel lies between a vowel and a plosive. In contrast to a vowel, a semivowel does not represent a syllable on its own when articulated. Neither is the vocal tract blocked for the pressure characteristic of a plosive. The tongue Phonetically, a semivowel lies between a vowel and a plosive. In contrast to a vowel, a semivowel does not represent a syllable on its own when articulated. Neither is the vocal tract blocked for the pressure characteristic of a plosive. The tongue moves in the direction of the place of articulation to produce an approximant. In contrast to a fricative, though, the approximation does not go so far as to produce the friction necessary for a fricative. In Sanskrit, there are semivowels for four of the five places of articulation (y, r, l, v).

Sanskrit Pronunciation

Visarga (ḥ)

Translated literally, Visarga means "to send out" or "to release". It creates a lingering sound after the vowel. It can be understood as an allophone of r, s or h and is, depending on context and school of pronunciation, pronounced variably between Translated literally, Visarga means "to send out" or "to release". It creates a lingering sound after the vowel. It can be understood as an allophone of r, s or h and is, depending on context and school of pronunciation, pronounced variably between these sounds.

Sanskrit Pronunciation

Anusvāra (ṁ)

Translated literally, Anusvāra means "lingering sound" or "following (anu) the vowel (svāra)". It either indicates that the preceding vowel is pronounced nasally or is pronounced itself as a nasal consonant.

Source texts and Sanskrit
Devanagari scripture Devanagari scripture

Devanāgarī scripture - learn reading and writing

Devanāgarī is sound transformed to letters. It represents the precise pronunciation of Saṁskr̥t. It's writing can become meditation - Devanāgarī is easier than you might think...

Devanagari scripture

Short vowels

Vowels are the best starting point when you want to learn the Devanagari script. Here, you will learn how to write or draw those artful letters.

Devanagari scripture

Long vowels

The letters shown above stand for short vowels. For long vowels, the respective letters are extended.

Devanagari scripture

Guttural plosives

These are plosive consonants, which are formed gutturally (i.e. in the throat).

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