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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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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

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: 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.

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.

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:

Understanding Yoga Therapy
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Dynamic helical tension – energetic vibration for a healthy body

Movement is key to health. Even our seemingly statically stabilized torso is only able to maintain that state through dynamics. In order to do this, fascia cross over one another and wrap themselves around the body in the form of double helices. The Movement is key to health. Even our seemingly statically stabilized torso is only able to maintain that state through dynamics. In order to do this, fascia cross over one another and wrap themselves around the body in the form of double helices. The result is length and stability and the ability to move our arms and legs.

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Yoga in the Workplace: Relaxation for the Eyes

Are your eyes tired after sitting in front of a computer screen for a long time? In this small exercise sequence, Florian and Anissa will show you how you can practice yoga in the comfort of your workspace without any special equipment. Give your Are your eyes tired after sitting in front of a computer screen for a long time? In this small exercise sequence, Florian and Anissa will show you how you can practice yoga in the comfort of your workspace without any special equipment. Give your eyes a short rest in Suryanamaskara A!

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Magical Balance - tension and relaxation

Are you longing for a break from the stress and chaos of daily life? Ronald and Verena show you how you can create this time-out for yourself in a very special form of yoga practice where you can experience a magical sense of physical calm amid the Are you longing for a break from the stress and chaos of daily life? Ronald and Verena show you how you can create this time-out for yourself in a very special form of yoga practice where you can experience a magical sense of physical calm amid the opposing states of physical tension and relaxation.

Understanding Yoga Therapy

Fascia Yoga: establishing well-balanced helical tension in the shoulders, elbows and wrists

An expansive network of fascia winds in a spiral fashion in four different lines around the arms. These lines provide stability and connect directly to the torso of the body. With the following therapeutic exercises, you can develop a balanced An expansive network of fascia winds in a spiral fashion in four different lines around the arms. These lines provide stability and connect directly to the torso of the body. With the following therapeutic exercises, you can develop a balanced tension in these lines which will in turn promote healthy shoulders, arms, elbows and wrists.

adjustment tutorial (en)

Prasarita Padottanasana C Adjusment (lateral)

Find new inspiration with Ronald and Christine with this adjustment tutorial for Prasarita Padottanasana C. This is a way to really create space and length in the shoulder and neck of the practitioner.

adjustment tutorial (en)

NL 33 - Parivritta Parshvakonasana Adjustment (lateral)

In this short tutorial you will learn how to offer an adjustment in Parivritta Parshvakonasana. Create more length while you help them to deepen their breath and stabilize their foundation.

yoga therapy (de)

Making Body-based Decisions

We spend a good mount of our daily lives in our heads, so to say. This short video helps to start creating a conscious connection to your body, which should facilitate your ability to making decisions that flow from your body's wisdom.

yoga therapy (de)

The Vault Exercise - A moment of freedom from internal stress

This is a 10-minute meditation video where we invite you to take a break from a given stressful experience or memory that may be bogging you down at the moment. Melanie describes a method to help you to secure these memories in a safe place using the This is a 10-minute meditation video where we invite you to take a break from a given stressful experience or memory that may be bogging you down at the moment. Melanie describes a method to help you to secure these memories in a safe place using the imagery of a personal vault so that you can experience a moment of peace.

adjustment tutorial (en)

Prasarita Padottanasana D Adjustment (Special)

We have yet another creative adjustment to share with you, this time for Prasarita Padottanasana D. Help your student recognize their own strength by bringing awareness to and activating the muscles of the back.

yoga therapy (de)

NL 32 - Find your own rhythm

Feeling a bit out of balance? Give yourself permission to take a few minutes of time for yourself. In this video Melanie and Ina guide you step by step in finding and flowing into your own rhythm.

Understanding Yoga Therapy
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'Tension Helix' Breath - Stability for your body

Stability in the body is achieved through tension, not pressure. The human torso is stabilized through multiple layers of fascia which are interwoven in the form of opposing double helices. The result of this tension is a sort of floating tension Stability in the body is achieved through tension, not pressure. The human torso is stabilized through multiple layers of fascia which are interwoven in the form of opposing double helices. The result of this tension is a sort of floating tension which is important for posture and movement.

Network

AYI Sommerfest 2019

Hast Du mit uns gefeiert? - Wir schwelgen noch in Erinnerung an unser diesjähriges Sommerfest auf der Sonnenterrasse des AYInstitutes in Ulm. Bist Du neugierig was wir so alles erlebt haben?

yoga therapy (de)

NL 30 - Your Safe Space

In this video, Melanie will guide you through a meditation where you set off on a journey within to your own personal safe space. Here you can mentally recharge and refresh. Set aside a few minutes for self-care and enjoy this short meditative break! In this video, Melanie will guide you through a meditation where you set off on a journey within to your own personal safe space. Here you can mentally recharge and refresh. Set aside a few minutes for self-care and enjoy this short meditative break!

adjustment tutorial (en)

NL29-Utthita Trikonasana Adjustment (from the back side)

With this adjustment you can offer a simple yet highly effective method to creating space and length in Utthita Trikonasana.

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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