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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

Sanskrit and Devanagari

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.

Sanskrit and Devanagari

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.

Ashtanga Yoga

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 Mantra: Ancient texts of wisdom brought to life word by word

Gain a direct access to ancient texts of wisdom and dive through them in yoga tradition. All translations of Patanjali's Yoga-Sutra, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Mantra and some Upanishad fragments are translated word by word with detailed grammatical Gain a direct access to ancient texts of wisdom and dive through them in yoga tradition. All translations of Patanjali's Yoga-Sutra, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Mantra and some Upanishad fragments are translated word by word with detailed grammatical analysis - this can be sour start for a deep philosophic study!

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:

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The Knee Joint

Flexion and extension are obviously the two movements that come first to our mind when we think of our knee joint. However, there are also other possibilities. In this tutorial, we show you which movement of the knee is usually forgotten and why it Flexion and extension are obviously the two movements that come first to our mind when we think of our knee joint. However, there are also other possibilities. In this tutorial, we show you which movement of the knee is usually forgotten and why it is important.

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Fundamentals: Finding serenity and peace in just 10 minutes

Our daily life is overstimulated and often very stressful. There is little time for a break. For this reason, we would like to show you how to incorporate a 10-minute practice into your daily routine, which many of us can manage to fit into our Our daily life is overstimulated and often very stressful. There is little time for a break. For this reason, we would like to show you how to incorporate a 10-minute practice into your daily routine, which many of us can manage to fit into our schedules. Allow yourself these 10 minutes in order to feel more calm and balance throughout the rest of your day!

adjustment tutorial (en)

Pada-Hastasana Adjustment (lateral)

In this tutorial we will show you how to apply a single adjustment technique to assist a practitioner in a variety of ways. The lateral adjustment is particularly effective in creating space along the back and deepening the breath.

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Healthy Joints: Using a unicycle to get there

In this short video Ronald explains the correlation between his unicycle and a healthy hip joint. Once you have gotten the principle of tensegrity down, you will find these therapeutic exercises to promote healthy hip joint function easy to do.

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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.

Network

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 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.

Network

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.

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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 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.

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