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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:

The AYI method

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!

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.

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.

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:

innovative class (de)
Massage mit dem Faszienball Massage mit dem Faszienball

Massage mit dem Faszienball

LIVE STUNDE: Hast Du Spannungen in Deinem Nacken, Schultern oder im unteren Rücken? Suchst Du nach einer alternativen Yogapraxis zu Deiner täglichen Ashtanga Routine? Lass Dich von Jeannine zeigen, wie Du den Faszienball für Dich einsetzt und Deiner LIVE STUNDE: Hast Du Spannungen in Deinem Nacken, Schultern oder im unteren Rücken? Suchst Du nach einer alternativen Yogapraxis zu Deiner täglichen Ashtanga Routine? Lass Dich von Jeannine zeigen, wie Du den Faszienball für Dich einsetzt und Deiner Yogapraxis einen ganz besonderen Schwerpunkt gibst.

ashtanga class (de)
2. Serie Led Class 2. Serie Led Class

Zweite Serie Led Class

In dieser neuen Online Yogastunde führt Kumiko Dich durch die 2. Serie Led-Class mit der traditionellen Vinyasa-Zählung. Besonderes Augenmerk legt sie dabei auf die AYI-Basic-Form, insbesondere die Einführung einiger neuer Varianten.

ashtanga class (de)
Atem, Rhythmus & Bewegte Meditation Atem, Rhythmus & Bewegte Meditation

Atem, Rhythmus & Bewegte Meditation

LIVE STUNDE: Ein bewusst eingesetzter rauschender Ujjayi ATEM schafft Verbindung zu uns selbst. Gemeinsam mit Raphael (Ashtanga Yoga KN) tauchst Du in den meditativen Bewegungsfluss ein.

yoga therapy (de)
Mit Faszien-Yoga Rückenschmerzen reduzieren Mit Faszien-Yoga Rückenschmerzen reduzieren

Mit Faszien-Yoga Rückenschmerzen reduzieren

In diesem Video zeigt Dir Ronald, wie Du Deine helikalen Faszienzüge aktivierst und so Deine Wirbelsäule entlastest. Probier es gleich aus und lies alles detailliert in unserem "Der Yoga Doc - Beweglich und schmerzfrei mit Faszien-Yoga" nach.

Yoga Sutra 4: On Inner Freedom
Yoga Sutra 4.22-24: Purusha recognizes itself in Citta Yoga Sutra 4.22-24: Purusha recognizes itself in Citta

Yoga Sūtra 4.22-24: Puruṣa can recognize itself in Citta

The perceptual space (chitta) mediates between the outside world and the pure essence (purusha). This can only be recognized through the reflexion of citta within itself.

Primary Series (Yoga Chikitsa) - NEW
Purvottanasana Purvottanasana

Pūrvottānāsana: Pose to stretch the front of the body

The 'pose to stretch the front of the body' is a powerful, arm-supported posture where the entire front body is stretched and facing upwards - Pūrvottānāsana.

yoga therapy (de)
Flip Vinyasa for a strong core Flip Vinyasa for a strong core

Vinyasa-Variation: Flip vinyasa for a strong core

In this video, Ronald shows you the flip vinyasa variation, which helps you to reduce stress on the knees and will definitely strengthen your core. Give it a try!

innovative class (de)
Anjaneyasana-Sequenz Anjaneyasana-Sequenz

Anjaneyāsana-Sequenz

LIVE STUNDE: In dieser online Yogastunde stellt Dir Svenja Wilke die Anjeneyasana-Sequenz vor, welche Deine komplette Körpervorderseite und insbesondere Deine tiefen Hüftbeuger dehnt.

ashtanga class (de)
Dynamische Übungspraxis mit Drehmomenten Dynamische Übungspraxis mit Drehmomenten

Dynamische Übungspraxis mit Drehmomenten

LIVE STUNDE: In dieser dynamischen Yogapraxis mit Niels erlebst Du diverse Dreh-Varianten und Rotationen in Deiner bekannten Ashtanga Praxis. Twist, turn & genieße Dich.

Pranayama (de)
Geführte Pranayama Stunde Geführte Pranayama Stunde

Geführte Pranayama Stunde - klassisch

In dieser Sequenz zeigt Dir Andreas den Ablauf und die Ausführung der vier klassischen Ashtanga Yoga Pranayamas. Vielleicht hast Du im Anschluss noch Lust Deine eigene Yogapraxis anzuschließen, oder Du entspannst einfach.

innovative class (de)
Dynamisches Faszien Yoga @ Home Dynamisches Faszien Yoga @ Home

Dynamisches Faszien Yoga @ Home

Hast du Lust neue Techniken aus dem Ashtanga Yoga kennen zu lernen? Möchtest Du Deine Faszien perfekt auf Umkehrhaltungen und Rückbeugen vorbereiten? Dann übe in dieser Online Yogastunde zusammen mit Kumiko.

innovative class (de)
Shiva Flow Shiva Flow

Shiva Flow

Manchmal, wenn alles auf den Kopf gestellt wird, ist es schwer, in den Rhythmus einer normalen Praxis zu kommen. In diesem Video zeigt Dir Kristen einige der Werkzeuge der Ashtanga-Foundation-Posen und wie Du sie für Dich einsetzen kannst.

Yoga Sutra 4: On Inner Freedom
Yoga Sutra 4.18-21: Purusha observes through Citta Yoga Sutra 4.18-21: Purusha observes through Citta

Yoga Sūtra 4.18-21: Puruṣa observes through Citta

The external world is reflected in the subjective and ever-changing perceptual space (citta). The unchanging essence (puruṣa) observes this reflection.

Primary Series (Yoga Chikitsa) - NEW
Dandasana Dandasana

Daṇḍāsana: Staff pose

The first seated posture of Aṣṭāṅga Yoga Daṇḍāsana, the "Staff pose" couldn't be more puristic: you simply sit upright and stretch the legs in front of you.

Primary Series (Yoga Chikitsa) - NEW
Pashchimottanasana A Pashchimottanasana A

Paścimottānāsana A: Seated forward bend

In the "seated forward bend" the practitioner places their torso over their extended legs. In variant A, the index and middle fingers grasp the big toes - Paścimottānāsana.

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