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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

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.

Understanding Yoga Therapy

Uncharted Territories - Touch as a good listener

From receiving adjustments to using self-adjustment and honing in on our sense of feel to focus on the proprioceptive qualities of the skin, we bring our focus full circle by exploring and observing the interaction of touching another person.

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Interview with Tanja Launicke

Power, ego and monkey mind - AYI® Teacher Trainer Tanja Launicke took some time to sit down and tell us about her path to Ashtanga Vinyasa and what is it about AYI® that stands out for her the most.

Philosophy and Tradition

The real problem is closer than you think!

Author and philosophy expert Eberhard Bärr spoke with us about the Vedanta teachings and explains why exploring these multimillenary old writings is still a worthwhile endeavor today.

Philosophy and Tradition

Don't fear the Yoga Sutra!

A book of seven (or in this case perhaps even eight) seals? Not at all! Andreas Ruthemann talks with us about how he got into the Yoga Sutra and the surprising experiences he has had along the way.

Understanding Yoga Therapy

More than skin-deep

In our last exercise, we looked at the skin on a somewhat superficial level. This month, we’re diving in deeper…

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Pink Elephant Yoga – Cooking as a form of Bhakti Yoga

The Pink Elephants are all about having fun. Whether it be cooking, healthy eating or yoga: these guys know how to keep it fun! Melanie had a chance to sit down and have some fun talking with the masterminds behind Pink Elephant.

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In every moment you have a commitment to be present.

AYI Teacher and Teacher Trainer Birgit Hortig talks with us about her yoga journey and what really matters in the practice.

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Aerial Yoga, Colors and Chakras

After completing a successful test flight at the AYI® Sommerfest, AYI® Aerial found its place in the regular weekly class schedule. After a possibly cautious first inspection of the setup of vibrant yoga hammocks, it is surprising how quickly you begin to build trust in and then enthusiasm for using the colorful pieces of cloth to carry you as you defy gravity and move freely, suspended in the air.

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Chakras and Energy

Each chakra is governed by a specific element that is associated with unique qualities. It is said that you can cultivate aspects from that chakra by concentrating on that specific energy channel.

Inspiration for your practice

Nadi Shodhana: A Rollercoaster Ride for the Nerves

From feelings of disappointment and discouragement to those of contentment and balance: Sandrine Bremer spoke with us about her experiences while practicing the Second Series and how they have affected the way she shows up on and off the mat.

Understanding Yoga Therapy

This Skin We’re In: Manifesting Subtle Movement through the Sense of Touch

The skin is the largest organ of the human body. It is the skin that gives us our faculty to feel (and to touch), which is arguably the most important sense we possess. As early as within the womb we are able to sense our environment through our skin. That being said, we are often unaware of the function of the skin. Through this article series we hope to bring more awareness to our skin, whether on or off the mat.

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Laughter Yoga- Is that supposed to be a joke?

No, it's no joke... it really exists! This yoga form is growing in popularity and more and more people meet regularly to laugh together. In order to find out more about what is behind Laughter Yoga and for whom it might be suitable, we spoke with yogini Katja Schneider about her experience with this particular yoga form and why she would like to offer Laughter Yoga at AYI Ulm.

Philosophy and Tradition

The Mysore style, self practice and how the "Ashtanga Religion" came about

“Old student” and certified teacher Prem Carlisi talks to AYI about studying with Pattabhi Jois, tradition and change, as well as guinea pigs

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KraftQuelle in Kitzbühel: Interview with Martina Egger

5 years ago Martina Egger opened the doors of KraftQuelle (German for Power Source) in Kitzbühel, creating a unique space where yoga and midwifery go hand in hand.

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