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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:

Inspiration for your practice

Riding the waves of breath

“This is Breathing Yoga – Some simple stretches but intense breathing“ This is the way Sri K. Pattabhi Jois liked to describe Ashtanga Vinyasa.

Understanding Yoga Therapy

The Perfect Core Training for Pregnancy

Dr. Ronald Steiner and Dr. Melanie Steiner explain why a strong core is so important during pregnancy, complete with some simple abdominal exercises you can do to strengthen your center.

Understanding Yoga Therapy

Delighted about the new baby, but worried about stretch marks...

With these simple tricks you can offer your baby a loving space while supporting your own body. In this way you can also give your skin a chance to stretch harmoniously without stretch marks.

Inspiration for your practice

Can a Newborn Baby Practice Yoga? - and what we as adults can learn from them

We didn't know what to expect when we laid our two-week old son down between our mats. At first, he was just lying there, but then...

Inspiration for your practice

How come a new Mama suddenly gets a ton of new asana!

After a mother gives birth to a child, she finds not only her body has completely changed, but also that her emotions are in need of a good tune up in order to find harmony. Here we share our experiences as new parents and yogis.

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AYI Interview with Anna Trökes

Can Yoga make you happy? Author and philosophy expert Anna Trökes thinks it can...

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Everyday Mindfulness with Yoga

In everyday life our brain is constantly exposed to stimuli, which result in biochemical processes taking place. Stimulus overload without a break is overtaxing on the body and mind. Thankfully, yoga can offer us a chance for some much needed mental down time.

Understanding Yoga Therapy

Get up without help even at the age of 80 - and how yoga can help make that possible

Patrick Albus explains the purpose of the Sitting-Rising Test (SRT) and how seniors can easily test their fitness at home without having to use any special equipment. Patrick explains how the test works and what it can tell us about our health and how we can use the results to improve our fitness.

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A Look Abroad: Yoga in Tokyo

Tokyo is home to the most active and international yoga scene in East Asia with a dedicated community of practitioners made up of both home-grown and international yogis. The city offers a wide range of opportunities for enthusiasts catering to all tastes and preferences.

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Paddling out the kilometers in kayak training was my first meditative experience.

Fascination with the breath: Physical therapist and AYI teacher Ulrich Schäfer talks with us about the effects of breath-led movement and its potential as moving meditation in sports, therapy and daily life.

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My mat never gets rolled up!

What is yoga for kids? Are the children forced to sit down and meditate? While for many this image may come to mind, it is not at all the case. Florian Sprater tells us more about what really goes on.

Understanding Yoga Therapy

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Finding a way to get back in touch with your body - Joachim Pfahl talks with us about how yoga can be used to help trauma survivors heal themselves.

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Being content with myself

Atha yoga-anuśāsanam – or in other words, why it is never too late to start a yoga practice. AYI student and teacher Peter Herdin talks with us about how after 60 without yoga he was able to find access to this ancient practice. And why in hindsight this is the best thing that could have happened to him.

Philosophy and Tradition

Tradition vs. Innovation – or Innovative Tradition?

Andrew Eppler on the role of innovation and tradition in Ashtanga Yoga – and on how the seeming conflict between the two can be reconciled.

Inspiration for your practice

Mysore-style: A Private Lesson in a Group Setting

A yoga class where hardly any words are exchanged, there is no fixed start and end time and where it seems at first that everyone is just doing whatever they want - there is no way that can work, right? Actually, yes it works perfectly well! And in a surprisingly effective way, so long as you understand the 'rules' of a Mysore-style Ashtanga class.

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