Yoga is more than just a work-out! The physical practice serves one purpose only: recognising your true core. In this process, yoga philosophy will offer you a new perspective on yourself over and over again.

Philosophy
Philosophy and Tradition
Devanagari - How a spoken language found it's form Devanagari - How a spoken language found it's form

Devanāgarī - How a spoken language found it's form

Saṁskr̥t is a language in which wisdom was transmitted verbally. Only much later would a written form be developed for the melodic sounds with the Devanāgarī script.

Philosophy and Tradition
Take your Chance! Take your Chance!

Take your Chance!

In an interview with Alexandra Wehinger, Dr. Ronald Steiner speaks about his family, Pattabhi Jois and the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga community - and how taking chances can sometimes help one to lead a truly happy life.

Philosophy and Tradition
The Mysore Film Project The Mysore Film Project

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.

Philosophy and Tradition
Tradition vs. Innovation Tradition vs. Innovation

Tradition vs. Innovation – or Innovative Tradition?

Andrew Eppler on the role of innovation and tradition in Ashtanga Yoga – and on how the seeming conflict between the two can be reconciled.

Philosophy and Tradition
AYI Interview with Eberhard Bärr AYI Interview with Eberhard Bärr

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! Don't fear the Yoga Sutra!

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.

Philosophy and Tradition
3.10.16 Interview with Prem Carlisi 3.10.16 Interview with Prem Carlisi

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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