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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:

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"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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Dynamic Fascia Workout for Yogis

Strength, flexibility, coordination, stamina and rest are the five fundmental skills that will lead to a healthy, well-balanced body. Developing these skills will also help you to find your own mental and physical balance. Here we invite you to try out a yoga sequence designed to challenge these basic skills in accordance with the modern fascial research.

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Strengthen your Thoracic Spine

Find holistic balance in your thoracic spine. In this video Dr. Ronald Steiner will show you how you can align, mobilize and strengthen your thoracic spine. Try the exercises and convince yourself!

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Fascia and Helices for Healthy Arms and Wrists

Do you want to keep your arms and wrists healthy? With these therapeutic exercises, you bring an optimal tension in the opposing helical fascia. In this way you can maintain health in the shoulder, elbow and wrist.

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The Extracellular Matrix (ECM) - The ocean within!

The extracellular matrix (ECM) envelops every cell in our body and supplies it with nutrients. Refresh your ECM with nutrients through this yoga exercise series. In this way, the fibers of your fascia will be able to glide smoothly through the liquid film and your muscles will become more supple.

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Intermediate Series: Traditional Form - Part 3

In this final video of the Intermediate Series trio, you can practice along with Dr. Ronald Steiner and Pia from Mayurasana until Urdhva Dhanurasana in the traditional form and in the traditional count.

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Intermediate Series in Basic Form - Part 3

The Basic Form makes the final third of the Intermediate series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system accessible to all. Develop new movement patterns using this online yoga class, which will help you to build more strength and perhaps give you a new perspective looking forward.

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Fascia Yoga: Helical tension for healthy hips, knees and ankles

Fascial sheaths wrap around our legs in a formation similar to opposing helices. With these yoga exercises, the hips, knees and ankles are brought into a perceived floating tension which will keep the joints healthy and prevent pain.

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Fascia Training in Yoga

Modern fascial research has determined that our fascia can do much more than release and relax. In order to keep our fascia healthy in the long-term and to promote its elasticity, we ought to train all of the fascial properties regularly. In this video we show you one way that you can integrate such training directly in your yoga practice!

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Intermediate Series in Traditional Form - Part 2

In this video you can discover and practice the second part of the Intermediate Series from Bharadvajasana to Karandavasana. Experience the practice in the traditional form along with the count. Dr. Ronald Steiner and Pia will help you to find your form and maintain your rhythm.

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NL 42 Intermediate Series in Basic Form - Part 2

The middle part of the Intermediate Series - from Bharadvajasana to Karandavasana - focuses on twists and hip-openers. By starting with the Basic form shown in the video, you are able to start with an accessible version of the poses that allow you to work independently on these poses in your own practice.

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Fascia Yoga: Rebound and Creeping

Take full advantage of what your fascia can do with exercises targeted at rebound and creeping. In developing these fascial qualities you will soon be moving with the elegance of a panther.

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Helical fascia activation for healthy legs

In this therapeutic sequence, you can learn how to maintain the health of your legs. The exercises activate the opposing helical fascia, which will relieve excessive pressure on the joints. This is especially helpful after an injury to a joint or in the case of arthritis.

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Intermediate Series in Traditional Form - Part 1

Have you been practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa for a while? Perhaps you are curious about what comes after the Primary Series? This video is a great opportunity for your to dive into the Intermediate series independently. In this video Ronald and Pia introduce you to the traditional form of this series up to Bakasana B.

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Intermediate Series: Basic Form - Part 1

The intermediate series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system opens up an opportunity for a completely new range of movement. In the Basic Form which is shown here, this series becomes accessible for every yoga practitioner. The backbends and postures of this series allow you to create more spaciousness in the back which is very healthy.

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From Old-School Dynamic Stretches to Modern Fascia Yoga

The old-school stretching exercises popular in the early 20th century have been long considered outdated. In light of modern fascia research, however, these exercises are making their way back into the spotlight. We are now better understanding how such exercises actually train the fascial sheaths in our body, and promote overall physical health. Understanding how this works can provide us with inspiration in our own yoga practice, where flexibility is often a main component. With the proper training, we can improve the elasticity and shock-absorbing properties of our fascia, thus avoiding unnecessary injury.

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