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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: 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 Mantra: Ancient texts of wisdom brought to life word by word

Gain a direct access to ancient texts of wisdom and dive through them in yoga tradition. All translations of Patanjali's Yoga-Sutra, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Mantra and some Upanishad fragments are translated word by word with detailed grammatical Gain a direct access to ancient texts of wisdom and dive through them in yoga tradition. All translations of Patanjali's Yoga-Sutra, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Mantra and some Upanishad fragments are translated word by word with detailed grammatical analysis - this can be sour start for a deep philosophic study!

Sanskrit and Devanagari

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.

Sanskrit and Devanagari

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:

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Stabilize your Arches

Yoga therapy: In this video Ronald shows you how to strengthen the muscles of your feet and to stand tall. Try it out yourself!

Network

Interview: Why Claudia chooses Ashtanga Yoga Innovation

In this interview Claudia shares with us how she came upon the AYI Method, how this approach has affected her practice and why she is so thankful for it.

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Therapeutic sequence for the sacral region - Basic Needs and Control

Therapeutische Sequenz zum Kreuzbeinbereich - Kontrolle im Leben Was hat Dein Kreuzbein mit Deiner Kontrolle zu tun? Gemeinsam mit Dr. Melanie Steiner und unserem Yogi Christian lernst Du Übungen kennen, die Dein Kreuzbein lockern und entlasten und Therapeutische Sequenz zum Kreuzbeinbereich - Kontrolle im Leben Was hat Dein Kreuzbein mit Deiner Kontrolle zu tun? Gemeinsam mit Dr. Melanie Steiner und unserem Yogi Christian lernst Du Übungen kennen, die Dein Kreuzbein lockern und entlasten und Dir gleichzeitig das Thema Kontrolle näherbringen. Finde heraus, was die kollabierte Katze damit zu tun hat!

Understanding Yoga Therapy

Fascia-Yoga: Balancing the back body

Discomfort at the sitz bones or tension in your neck? With these exercises you can help your dorsal fascia, known as the back line, find new balance.

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Therapeutic sequence for the thoracic spine - Bonding as a basic need

In this video Dr. Melanie Steiner guides you through a practice that will free up space in your thoracic spine. Find out how this corresponds to the basic need to bond with others.

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Parsvottanasana (adjustment from the side)

In this tutorial we invite you to discover the benefits of offering an adjustment in Parsvottanasana from the side. In this version you attain more stability with the practitioner and can provide for a more effective stretch for the shoulders. As a In this tutorial we invite you to discover the benefits of offering an adjustment in Parsvottanasana from the side. In this version you attain more stability with the practitioner and can provide for a more effective stretch for the shoulders. As a final bonus, you will find that the torso practically lengthens itself in this version.

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Improve your shoulder mobility

In this video, Ronald shows you how to improve your range of motion in your shoulders, which will allow your arms to move more freely. Check it out for yourself!

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Therapeutic sequence for the cervical spine

Join Dr. Melanie Steiner to discover how the cervical spine is connected with self-esteem, and how this in turn affects the jaw and mouth.

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How to address SI Blockage at home

In this video Ronald shows you some exercises you can do to release a blockage at the SI joint, or to relieve lower back complaints. Give it a try and see for yourself.

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Therapeutic sequence for the lumbar spine: Finding inner control

Was hat Deine Lendenwirbelsäule mit der Kontrolle und der Begrenzung nach Innen zu tun? Erspüre, dehne und erfahre Länge in den verschiedenen Bereichen Deines Rückens. Nimmst Du Unterschiede wahr? Dabei kannst Du mit Dr. Melanie Steiner und unserem Was hat Deine Lendenwirbelsäule mit der Kontrolle und der Begrenzung nach Innen zu tun? Erspüre, dehne und erfahre Länge in den verschiedenen Bereichen Deines Rückens. Nimmst Du Unterschiede wahr? Dabei kannst Du mit Dr. Melanie Steiner und unserem Yogi Christian Deine Begrenzungen erspüren und Affirmationen kennen lernen.

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Strengthen your pelvic region - Take a bit of time for self care!

This is a therapeutic sequence where you can experience being in your body with the focus on the pelvis. Observe the pelvic region and experience how these exercises affect your basic needs towards the pleasant or in avoidance of the unpleasant. This is a therapeutic sequence where you can experience being in your body with the focus on the pelvis. Observe the pelvic region and experience how these exercises affect your basic needs towards the pleasant or in avoidance of the unpleasant. Recharge and generate new energy for your daily life and discover your very own center of strength.

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Prasarita Padottanasana B Adjustment (lateral)

In this tutorial, Christine and Ronald demonstrate an adjustment option for Prasarita Padottanasana B. This is a great way to gently guide your students deeper into the pose as you support their breath.

Understanding Yoga Therapy

Fascia Yoga: Finding balance with the fascial front line

In our yoga practice, we strive to find a holistic balance in our body and mind. Find that balance for the front line of fascia in your body with this therapeutic yoga sequence.

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Yoga at the Workplace: Back and Wrists

This innovative Ashtanga sequence gives you the opportunity to integrate yoga into your workday. In this video, Florian Sprater and Anissa show you a form of the Sun Salutation B using a chair.

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Dynamic Fascia Workout for Yogis

Strength, flexibility, coordination, stamina and rest are the five fundmental skills that will lead to a healthy, well-balanced body. Developing these skills will also help you to find your own mental and physical balance. Here we invite you to try Strength, flexibility, coordination, stamina and rest are the five fundmental skills that will lead to a healthy, well-balanced body. Developing these skills will also help you to find your own mental and physical balance. Here we invite you to try out a yoga sequence designed to challenge these basic skills in accordance with the modern fascial research.

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