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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:

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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Ashtanga Yoga Pranayama

Immerse yourself in the practice of pranayama with Ronand and Kumiko. Experience how working with the breath can be an excellent tool for finding inner peace.

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Fundamentals: Alignment im Ashtanga Yoga

Wie verbindest Du perfektes Alignment mit einer fließend-meditativen Praxis? In dieser Ashtanga Yoga Basic Stunde lernst Du ganz praktisch, wie Du Deinen Körper optimal ausrichtest und gleichzeitig in Deinen eigenen Flow kommst.


Foodsharing - yoga philosophy in practice

How can one implement and embrace yoga philosophy in every day life? Foodsharing provides a possibility for those wishing to practice yoga off the mat.

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The Multi-talented Diaphragm: The Handyman of the core

Most of us know that the diaphragms main function is to facilitate breathing. But there is a lot more to this multi-talented muscle. Here Ronald demonstrates what this amazing muscle can do!

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One of a kind

Of course we all belong to the same genus homo sapiens. That being said, we are far from being identical replications of one blueprint. That is precisely why individuality is so important to us at AYI. We embrace the fact that each and every one of us is unique!

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Basic short practice - A 30-minute time out for home practice

A complete Ashtanga Yoga practice in 30 minutes isn't really possible, is it? In this exercise video we show you how you can have a short and sweet, yet complete practice in just over a half an hour. Take a 30-minute time-out anytime, anywhere!

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.

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