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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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"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:

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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 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

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

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.

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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

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

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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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 this series allow you to create more spaciousness in the back which is very healthy.

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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 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

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.

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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 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

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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Magical Balance - tension and relaxation

Are you longing for a break from the stress and chaos of daily life? Ronald and Verena show you how you can create this time-out for yourself in a very special form of yoga practice where you can experience a magical sense of physical calm amid the opposing states of physical tension and relaxation.

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Fascia Yoga: establishing well-balanced helical tension in the shoulders, elbows and wrists

An expansive network of fascia winds in a spiral fashion in four different lines around the arms. These lines provide stability and connect directly to the torso of the body. With the following therapeutic exercises, you can develop a balanced tension in these lines which will in turn promote healthy shoulders, arms, elbows and wrists.

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Prasarita Padottanasana C Adjusment (lateral)

Find new inspiration with Ronald and Christine with this adjustment tutorial for Prasarita Padottanasana C. This is a way to really create space and length in the shoulder and neck of the practitioner.

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NL 33 - Parivritta Parshvakonasana Adjustment (lateral)

In this short tutorial you will learn how to offer an adjustment in Parivritta Parshvakonasana. Create more length while you help them to deepen their breath and stabilize their foundation.

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