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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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Ashtanga Yoga
Traditional Practice Series Traditional Practice Series

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 Sanskrit Source texts and Sanskrit

Source texts and Saṁskr̥t: Study the ancient sources of Yoga

Gain a direct access to ancient texts of wisdom and mantra. Dive through them deep in yoga tradition. - with some Saṁskr̥t your journey may begin!

Transliteration of Devanagari
Transliteration Tool Transliteration Tool

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.

Devanagari scripture
Devanagari learning game Devanagari learning game

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:

Yoga Sutra 1: On the experience of absolute unity
Yoga Sutra 1.5-11: Five types of mental projections Yoga Sutra 1.5-11: Five types of mental projections

Yoga Sūtra 1.5-11: Five types of mental projections

There are five types of mental projections (vr̥tti) that fill your inner perceptual space (citta). Partially pleasant and partially creating suffering, all of them stand in the way of your ability to perceive your Self.

yoga therapy (de)
Erneuere Deinen inneren Ozean Erneuere Deinen inneren Ozean

Extrazelluläre Matrix: Aktiviere Deinen inneren Ozean und halte Deine Faszien geschmeidig

Aktiviere Deinen inneren Ozean. Ronald zeigt Dir in dieser Sequenz, wie Du Deine extrazelluläre Matrix erneuerst, Deine Faszien regenerierst und Deine Zellen mit neuen Nährstoffen versorgst. Mach gleich mit.

Rezitation (de)
Yoga Sutra I.2 bis I.4 Yoga Sutra I.2 bis I.4

Yoga Sutra I.2 bis I.4 - Chante mit Ronald Steiner

In diesem Online Satsang lernst Du von Ronald, wie Du Satz 2 bis 4 des Yoga Sutras korrekt rezitierst.

Primary Series (Yoga Chikitsa) - NEW
Janu Shirshasana B Janu Shirshasana B

Jānu Śīrṣāsana B: Head and Knee pose

In the second variant of the “Head and Knee pose” the practitioner sets the perineum directly on the heel of the bent leg. This same foot points straight ahead under the thigh of the bent leg - Jānu Śīrṣāsana B.

Yoga Sutra 1: On the experience of absolute unity
Yoga Sutra 1.2-4: Calming your inner perceptual space Yoga Sutra 1.2-4: Calming your inner perceptual space

Yoga Sūtra 1.2-4: Yoga is the calm that arises within your inner space of perception

Your perception is only a projection (vr̥tti) of the external world on your immer perceptual space (citta). If this space is calm, the reflection of your true nature (draṣṭr̥) can be seen within it.

yoga therapy (de)
Mula Bandha und Jalandhara Bandha Mula Bandha und Jalandhara Bandha

Entwickle ein Gefühl für Mula Bandha und Jalandhara Bandha

Lerne von Ronald, wie Du ein Gefühl für Mula Bandha und Jalandhara Bandha entwickelst. Probiere es gleich aus.

innovative class (de)
Yoga für einen gesunden Rücken Yoga für einen gesunden Rücken

Yoga für einen gesunden Rücken - Rückenschmerzen ade

LIVE STUNDE: In dieser online Yogastunde mit Sandra erwartet Dich verschiedene Übungen für einen gesunden und starken Rücken. Verabschiede Dich gleich mit uns von Deinen Rückenschmerzen.

Rezitation (de)
Yoga Sutra Kapitel I, Abschnitt 1 Yoga Sutra Kapitel I, Abschnitt 1

Yoga Sutra I.1 - Chante mit Dr. Ronald Steiner

In diesem online Satsang lernst Du von Ronald, wie Du den ersten Satz des Yoga Sutras korrekt chantest.

innovative class (de)
Yoga für Schwimmer - 2. Runde Yoga für Schwimmer - 2. Runde

Yoga für Schwimmer - Verbessere Deinen Kraul-Beinschlag mit Yoga

LIVE STUNDE: In dieser fordernd dynamischen Yogastunde zeigt Dir Stefanie, wie Du verschiedene Techniken aus dem Schwimmsport in Deine Yogapraxis einbauen kannst. Heute dreht sich alles um die Kraul-Beinarbeit.

Primary Series (Yoga Chikitsa) - NEW
Janu Shirshasana A Janu Shirshasana A

Jānu Śīrṣāsana A: Head and Knee Pose

The “Head and Knee pose” is an asymmetrical seated pose. One leg is extended and the other is bent with the sole of the foot on the inner thigh of the straightened leg - Jānu Śīrṣāsana A.

Yoga Sutra 1: On the experience of absolute unity
Yoga Sutra 1.1: Yoga is presence Yoga Sutra 1.1: Yoga is presence

Yoga Sūtra 1.1: Yoga is presence

Of course this could just be the opening sentence marking the beginning of the Yoga Sūtra. Much more interesting to observe in this first line is how the essence of yoga is embodied within it: it is about the very moment in which you are now.

Rezitation (de)
Chant Chant

Chanten leicht gemacht - Philosophie zum Abtauchen

LIVE STUNDE: In diesem Chant-Video wirst Du zusammen mit Nils lernen, wie Du den ersten Vers Śiva-tāṇḍava-stotra richtig rezitierst. Außerdem wird Nils die Bedeutung des Verses aufschlüsseln und übersetzen.

yoga therapy (de)
Sun Salutations A+B in Basic Form Sun Salutations A+B in Basic Form

Sun Salutation A+B in a gentle and mindful Basic Form

Get to know the gentle forms of Sun Salutation A and B. This form is meant to bring a focus on softness and ease which can help to bring more mindful awareness to your practice.

innovative class (de)
Fokus Beine Fokus Beine

Fokus Beine: Balancierte Adduktoren für gesunde Knie und Hüften

In dieser dynamischen Sequenz zeigt Dir Svenja, wie Du die Adduktoren zum einen aktivieren und zum anderen dehnen kannst. Sie zeigt Dir verschiedenen Varianten und therapeutische Übungen für gesunde Beine und zentrierte Kniegelenke.

innovative class (de)
Flow - Bird of Paradies Flow - Bird of Paradies

Bird of Paradise - Follow your Flow

LIVE STUNDE: Es spielt keine Rolle, wie hoch Du Dein Bein heben kannst. Es spielt keine Rolle, wie tief Du Dein Handgelenk hinter Deinem Rücken fassen kannst. Lass es zusammen mit Wulan fließen.

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