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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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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:

Yoga Sutra 4: On Inner Freedom
Yoga Sutra 4.9-11: Karma creates sanskara Yoga Sutra 4.9-11: Karma creates sanskara

Yoga-Sūtra 4.9-11: How actions (karman) create impressions (saṁskāra)

As long as one perceives themself as separate from their environment, each of their actions bear fruit (karman) and are subject to the resulting impressions (saṁskāra).

yoga therapy (de)
Stabilize your core Stabilize your core

Stabilize your core with plank variations

In this video Ronald will show you different exercises that you can do to stabilize your core. Try them out for yourself!

Yoga Sutra 4: On Inner Freedom
Yoga Sutra 4.7-8: The law of karma Yoga Sutra 4.7-8: The law of karma

Yoga-Sūtra 4.7-8: The law of cause and effect (karma)

Each action (karman) bears fruit - that is, so long as we are acting from the perspective of out individual Ego (asmitā). We only experience, however, those fruits that are currently suitable to us.

ashtanga class (de)
Traditional Finishing Sequence Traditional Finishing Sequence

Traditional Finishing Sequence

Practice the traditional Finishing Sequence with Dr. Ronald Steiner. Sense the depth of your breath and experience for yourself the peacefulness this sequence can offer.

ashtanga class (de)
Finishing Sequence: Basic Form Finishing Sequence: Basic Form

Finishing Sequence: Basic Form

Practice the Finishing Sequence of Ashtanga Vinyasa in the Basic form to close your practice in a neck-friendly way.

Yoga Sutra 4: On Inner Freedom
Yoga Sutra 4.6: Siddhi derived from immersion in contemplation comes without karma Yoga Sutra 4.6: Siddhi derived from immersion in contemplation comes without karma

Yoga-Sūtra 4.6: Siddhi from contemplative immersion comes without side effects i.e. Karma

There are various ways to realize supernatural skills or a perceptual transformation (siddhi). But only through contemplative immersion can this be achieved without side-effects such as Karma.

ashtanga class (de)
Intermediate Series - Traditional Form Intermediate Series - Traditional Form

Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa - Traditional Count

Practice the traditional form of the Intermediate Series with Ronald. Take your practice to the next level as you experience the flow of energy through your energy channels.

Understanding Yoga Therapy
Frontal Fascia: Steering the Stretch Frontal Fascia: Steering the Stretch

How to achieve improved flexibility by directing the stretch of the frontal fascia

With these tricks, you can find more ease and intensity in your backbends. In order to do this, we will harness the deep and superficial front lines of fascia.

Yoga Sutra 4: On Inner Freedom
Yoga Sutra 4.4-5: Awareness of the Self based on individual Chitta Yoga Sutra 4.4-5: Awareness of the Self based on individual Chitta

Yoga-Sūtra 4.4-5: A perceptual space experiences various things

Does the Yogin create a new being through meditation, or do they re-create themselves? - While the perceptual space (citta) can be transformed, it remains throughout the transformation.

ashtanga class (de)
Intermediate Series in Basic Form Intermediate Series in Basic Form

Intermediate Series: Basic Form

Practice the complete Intermediate Series with Dr. Ronald Steiner in the Basic form. Experience a completely new direction of movement and try something new! The Basic form is very accessible and every yogi can benefit from it.

Yoga Sutra 4: On Inner Freedom
Yoga Sutra 4.2-3: Sankhya and Creation Yoga Sutra 4.2-3: Sankhya and Creation

Yoga-Sūtra 4.2-3: Saṁkhya & The origins of Being

By means of supernatural abilities (siddhi), the Yogin can deliberately create new life forms. Or, is this meant figuratively to describe your own transformation?

Understanding Yoga Therapy
Fascia Yoga for Healthy Shoulders Fascia Yoga for Healthy Shoulders

Fascia Yoga: Strong and healthy shoulders with the help of helical tension

In this article you will learn how to target the helical fascia of the shoulders with specific yoga exercises. Promote the health of your shoulders and prepare yourself for arm balances.

yoga therapy (de)
Reawake Massage Reawake Massage

Reawake Massage - A therapeutic sequence for the legs

After a long day on your feet you probably are completely exhausted! In this video, Dr. Ronald Steiner will help you to reawaken the energy and life in your legs.

innovative class (de)
Yoga @work: The Neck Yoga @work: The Neck

Yoga at the the Workplace: The Neck

Do you feel tightness and tension in the neck and shoulders after a long day at work? Join Florian Sprater as he leads you through his new Yoga at the Workplace sequence for the neck.

Yoga Sutra 4: On Inner Freedom
Yoga Sutra 4.1: Siddhi Yoga Sutra 4.1: Siddhi

Yoga-Sūtra 4.1: Siddhi - Supernatural abilities or a shift in perception?

In his Yoga-Sūtra, Patañjali describes five ways to achieve supernatural abilities (siddhi). Or could this have been meant figuratively to refer to a shift in perception?

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