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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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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.

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:

yoga therapy (de)
Sun Salutations A+B in Basic Form Sun Salutations A+B in Basic Form

Sun Salutation A+B in a gentle and mindful Basic Form

Get to know the gentle forms of Sun Salutation A and B. This form is meant to bring a focus on softness and ease which can help to bring more mindful awareness to your practice.

innovative class (de)
Fokus Beine Fokus Beine

Fokus Beine: Balancierte Adduktoren für gesunde Knie und Hüften

In dieser dynamischen Sequenz zeigt Dir Svenja, wie Du die Adduktoren zum einen aktivieren und zum anderen dehnen kannst. Sie zeigt Dir verschiedenen Varianten und therapeutische Übungen für gesunde Beine und zentrierte Kniegelenke.

innovative class (de)
Flow - Bird of Paradies Flow - Bird of Paradies

Bird of Paradise - Follow your Flow

LIVE STUNDE: Es spielt keine Rolle, wie hoch Du Dein Bein heben kannst. Es spielt keine Rolle, wie tief Du Dein Handgelenk hinter Deinem Rücken fassen kannst. Lass es zusammen mit Wulan fließen.

innovative class (de)
Yoga für Schwimmer Yoga für Schwimmer

Yoga für Schwimmer - Spüre den Schwimmspirit auch ohne Pool

LIVE STUNDE: Stefanie zeigt Dir verschiedene Technikübungen aus dem Schwimmtraining. Gemeinsam mit ihr übst Du die Sonnengrüße in der Schwimmerform, um Dich ganz wie im Wasser zu fühlen. Lass Dich überraschen.

Yoga Sutra 4: On Inner Freedom
Yoga Sutra 4.33-34: Signs of this comprehensive calm Yoga Sutra 4.33-34: Signs of this comprehensive calm

Yoga Sūtra 4.33-34: Signs of this comprehensive calm

With the last verses of the Yoga Sūtra, Patañjali brings the entire chapter full-circle. Our pure essence (Puruṣa) recognizes itself and rests in its own form (svarūpa).

Primary Series (Yoga Chikitsa) - NEW
Tryanga Mukhaika Paada Pashchimottanasana Tryanga Mukhaika Paada Pashchimottanasana

Try-aṅga Mukhaika Pāda Paścimottānāsana: Three-limbed pose with the face to foot to stretch the back body

In the asymmetrical seated posture Try-aṅga Mukhaika Pāda Paścimottānāsana one leg is extended while the other is bent tight in internal rotation and the foot close to the outside of the pelvis. The knees touch.

innovative class (de)
Energetic Flow Lizard Energetic Flow Lizard

Energetic Flow Lizard

LIVE STUNDE: In dieser Yogasequenz übst Du mit Wulan das Gleichgewicht zwischen Kraft und Flexibilität. Lasst uns Spaß haben!

Pranayama (de)
Vorbereitendes Pranayama Vorbereitendes Pranayama

Vorbereitendes Prāṇāyāma für Einsteiger

In diesem Video zeigt Dir Ronald Übungen, mit denen Du in das Thema Prāṇāyāma leicht einsteigen kannst. Probiere es aus.

innovative class (de)
Ashtanga Meets Faszien Yoga Ashtanga Meets Faszien Yoga

Ashtanga Meets Faszien Yoga

LIVE STUNDE: In dieser online Yogastunde führt Dich Birgit durch eine innovative Ashtanga Stunde, in der die Faszien im Mittelpunkt stehen. Dabei zeigt sie Dir verschiedene Techniken, mit denen Du spielerisch in Dein fasziales Netzwerk eintauchen LIVE STUNDE: In dieser online Yogastunde führt Dich Birgit durch eine innovative Ashtanga Stunde, in der die Faszien im Mittelpunkt stehen. Dabei zeigt sie Dir verschiedene Techniken, mit denen Du spielerisch in Dein fasziales Netzwerk eintauchen kannst.

innovative class (de)
Hüftöffnung Hüftöffnung

Open Hips - Wärme Deine Hüfte schonend auf

LIVE STUNDE: Diese innovative Sequenz mit Nils zielt darauf ab die muskulären Strukturen rund um das Hüftgelenk schonend aufzuwärmen. Denn: Verletzungen sind doof.

ashtanga class (de)
2. Serie für Einsteiger 2. Serie für Einsteiger

2. Serie für Einsteiger - Teil 2

LIVE STUNDE: In dieser online Yogastunde betrachtest Du zusammen mit Fabian die intensiven Rückbeugen der 2. Serie. Heute aus einer anderen Perspektive - und zwar von unten.

yoga therapy (de)
Flexibles Schulterblatt Flexibles Schulterblatt

Lockere Dein Schulterblatt und lindere Kopf- und Nackenschmerzen

Halte Dein Schulterblatt flexibel und löse Verspannungen. Lerne von Ronald, wie Du Deine Schultern und Dein Schulterblatt aktivierst, mobilisierst und kräftigst. Vielleicht lösen sich auch Deine Kopfschmerzen?

Yoga Sutra 4: On Inner Freedom
Yoga Sutra 4.29-32: From Viveka to Samadhi and comprehensive calm Yoga Sutra 4.29-32: From Viveka to Samadhi and comprehensive calm

Yoga Sūtra 4.29-32: Von Viveka zu Samādhi zu umfassender Ruhe

Through discernment (viveka) arises action which is truly unintentional. From this grows a comprehensive sense of oneness (samādhi). In this state even the afflictive forces (kleśa) and the basic properties of nature (guṇa) Through discernment (viveka) arises action which is truly unintentional. From this grows a comprehensive sense of oneness (samādhi). In this state even the afflictive forces (kleśa) and the basic properties of nature (guṇa) come to rest.

innovative class (de)
AYI Playground AYI Playground

AYI Playground

It’s the same...but different. In this video we will look at the Fundamental poses from the primary series in a playful way, adding different exercises which can help you to inform your own home practice, build strength and just have a bit of fun It’s the same...but different. In this video we will look at the Fundamental poses from the primary series in a playful way, adding different exercises which can help you to inform your own home practice, build strength and just have a bit of fun along the way.

Primary Series (Yoga Chikitsa) - NEW
Ardha Baddha Padma Pashchimottanasana Ardha Baddha Padma Pashchimottanasana

Ardha Baddha Padma Paścimottānāsana: Half bound lotus pose to stretch the back body

In the asymmetrical seated pose Ardha Baddha Padma Paścimottānāsana one leg is bound in lotus pose while the practitioner folds over the extended leg.

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