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Not only about Ashtanga Yoga: traditional practice and innovative alignment, vivid philosophy and age-old tradition, word-by-word translations of mantra, Yoga-Sutra and more, Sanskrit pronunciation and writing - THE info page with international teacher directory.

"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

Shayanasana - The process of coming into one's own

Finding comfort while maintaining balance requires practice. Śayanāsana is the ultimate challenge of equilibrium.


Hoch hinaus: Yoga-Session in den Abruzzen

Die BR Sendung "bergauf bergab" ist für alle Bergsteiger und Gebirgsfans ein fester Begriff. Überrascht dürfte den ein oder anderen dagegen haben, dass es dieses Mal sogar eine Yoga-Session in luftigen Höhen gab.


Sabrina Trifft… - Ronald Steiner

…Weltstars… Promis….Helden aus dem Alltag…. - Wir müssen zugeben, wir sind ein wenig stolz: Sabrina hat sich diese Woche mit dem Begründer der AYI Methode, Dr. Ronald Steiner, auf Donau3FM unterhalten.

Inspiration for your practice

Anjaneyāsana - Learning devotion from Hanuman

Through step-by-step devoted practice of this posture and its variations you can develop a well-balanced level of flexibility.

Understanding Yoga Therapy

To mula bandha or not during pregnancy....

For anyone who has recently given birth, pelvic floor training is at the top of the list of things to do. But can you train these muscles beforehand as well? Learn here how you can safely work on toning and stretching your pelvic floor muscles in your prenatal yoga practice.

Philosophy and Tradition

The Mysore Film Project: Behind the scenes

A US-American Ashtangi sets out to document the history of the Mysore yoga tradition and the philosophy behind it. A crazy idea? Possibly yes. But also the birth of a unique film with stunning insights.

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Mysore Yoga Traditions - Official Trailer

Mysore: The birthplace of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga as we have come to know it in the West. But what is the history behind this ancient tradition? The film "Mysore Yoga Traditions" helps to provide us with a more in-depth look at the practice.

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Mysore Yoga Traditions - The Film

What is the history behind the ancient tradition of Ashtanga yoga? How is this tradition lived-out in Mysore today? Mysore Yoga Traditions offers us a long-awaited insight which addresses these questions.

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Primary Series: Traditional Form

The complete primary series of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga in the Led Class 'traditional' format. This is a practice video for yoga teachers and advanced practitioners.

Understanding Yoga Therapy

Loosening up the hips

In yoga one of the most common recurring stretches is the 'hip-opener'. These exercises are key to preparing the body for an entire series of poses. In pregnancy, these can also be surprisingly beneficial.

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The Cat Sequence: Strength and flexibility for a healthy spine

Say goodbye to back pain! With the help of this exercise sequence, you can build strength and better mobilize your back. As a result you can effectively prevent back pain. Experience for yourself how your spine glides more smoothly and lightly after just a few minutes of practicing.

Inspiration for your practice

The Power of Breath

"Merging breath with movement for the purpose of experiencing 'Svātma', or our true essence." This is the message Ronald wants to share with us in his latest inspirational video. Here he will share his inspiration for the video and the story behind its creation.

Understanding Yoga Therapy

Does pregnancy take your breath away?

With these simple exercises you regain the space for a deep breath. This means that your child can grow safely in a both stable and dynamic environment. In addition, you simply breathe your stress away.

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Restoratives - recharge your energy supply and prepare for your baby's arrival in the world

Before the birth of a child, you probably feel like there are 1000 things that urgently need doing. At the same time, though, this is also definitely the time for some rest and recreation.


Interview with AYI teacher Peter Luppa

Who are the people taking part in the Expert Convention? And do you have to be a full-time yoga teacher to do so? AYI Advanced Teacher Peter Luppa on his yoga journey and his experiences with the AYI Expert Week

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