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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:

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Primary Series: Traditional Form

This video offers you the opportunity to practice the traditional count of Ashtanga Vinyasa. This is a great way to practice at home if there are no Led classes available in your area.

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Prasarita Padottanasana A (lateral)

Prasarita Padottanasana offers many opportunities for the practitioner to create space and to establish a greater sense of stability or balance. In this video, Ronald and Christine show you an adjustment that is both effective and simple to apply.

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Chitta Maitri Meditation

This mindfulness meditation is done from the perspective of the loving observer from within. By practicing this meditation, you can cultivate more peace and serenity in your own daily life. Melanie and Martina show you the first few steps in developing this meditation exercise.


The Yoga Doc - Enhancing holistic well-being with Yoga

It's finally here! Why does Ron feel like Benjamin the Elephant when he has his new book in hand? Find out for yourself here! With this book you will be able to do a lot of good for yourself and your students.

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Utthita Trikonasana (lateral entry)

In this tutorial we show you how you can offer adjustments to your students from the side. Have fun trying them out!

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Primary series: "Flying Cat" form

The AYI Method places special emphasis on developing ways to meet the practitioner where they are with individual and innovative ways to practice. Here we would like to share an alternative way to practice the primary series using the "Flying Cat" form. We invite you to experience how practicing in this safe yet challenging way can help to develop strength in your core.

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Pada-Hastasana Adjustment (creative)

In this tutorial we demonstrate a creative adjustment for Pada-Hastasana. In offering this adjustment you can help the practitioner to create space while they experience the asana in a whole new way.

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Padangushthasana Adjustment (creative)

In this tutorial we demonstrate a creative adjustment for Padangushthasana. Discover how this assist can help a practitioner to create length in the back and space in the shoulders.

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Tri-guṇa is a word used to describe the three qualities of nature. Experience these three qualities physically and mentally during this hour-long practice with Ronald and Nadine.

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Primary Series: Basic Form

Do you want to practice the entire Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series, but aren't sure which form is right for you? In this video, Nadine and Ronald show you how to work your way through the primary series with the help of the AYI Basic form. Experience the benefits of the entire traditional sequence with these innovative asana alternatives.

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Fundamentals: Basic Form

Back to the basics! In this video, we will show you a way to practice a more gentle and holistic form of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga sequence. Experience the soothing effects of a moving meditation set to the rhythm of your breath.

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Handstand made easy

Is it your goal to practice handstand in an open space? If so, this is just the right video for you. Here you will learn valuable tips on how to practice on your own, or even with the help of a friend. Roll out your mat and let's get started!

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Depression and zest for life - Strengthen your resilience

For the past 20 years, Melanie has dedicated herself to yoga, psychotherapy and developmental psychology. In this video she draws from her expertise in these three areas, as well as her own life experience, in order to offer some insight on how you can fortify your resilience against depression.

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The Knee Joint

Flexion and extension are obviously the two movements that come first to our mind when we think of our knee joint. However, there are also other possibilities. In this tutorial, we show you which movement of the knee is usually forgotten and why it is important.

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Fundamentals: Finding serenity and peace in just 10 minutes

Our daily life is overstimulated and often very stressful. There is little time for a break. For this reason, we would like to show you how to incorporate a 10-minute practice into your daily routine, which many of us can manage to fit into our schedules. Allow yourself these 10 minutes in order to feel more calm and balance throughout the rest of your day!

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