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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


"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:

Philosophy and Tradition

Take your Chance!

In an interview with Alexandra Wehinger, Dr. Ronald Steiner speaks about his family, Pattabhi Jois and the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga community - and how taking chances can sometimes help one to lead a truly happy life.

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Meditation: Strengthen your Resources

Discover your own resources through this short grounding meditation. Experience how it will help you to feel strong and confident in your body.

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NL27-Prasarita Padottanasana C Adjustment (Special)

This tutorial will show you a special adjustment for third arm variation in the Prasarita Padottanasana series. Help your student to create space and length in the pose using this creative adjustment.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 harness the potential of the breath.

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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.

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