Philosophy and Tradition: The origin and purpose of Yoga

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 and Tradition

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: 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 – 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

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!

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

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

Philosophy and Tradition

TKV Desikachar - Adapting Yoga to the Individual Practitioner

Son and student of Sri Krishnamacharya, pioneer, famous yoga Guru and founder of the world-renowned institute "Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram" - TKV Desikachar passed away leaving behind his legacy as a central figure of yoga in the 20th Century.

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