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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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Grundpositionen: Traditionelle Form

In this video, you can practice the Fundamental standing poses in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga sequence with Ronald and Pia. The traditional count is used, so that you can experience the magic of breath-led moving meditation for yourself.

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Parivritta Trikonasana Adjustment (from the backside)

With this adjustment you can help your students extend further in Parivrrta Trikonasana. Learn how the 'tug-of-war technique' works best here and how you can use it when adjusting your students.

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Fundamentals: Basic Form

Here you can have the sense of practicing in a group setting in the comfort of your own home. Manfred and his students have recorded this Basic Led Class with the intention of sharing it with you at home. The class goes up to Purvottanasana. This is yet another way for you to experience the beauty of a moving meditation while (re)visiting the Primary Series in the AYI Basic Form. We invite you to use this as a blueprint to develop your very own personal practice.

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Utthita Parshvakonasana Adjustment (from the back)

Looking for ways to help you students experience more in Uttitha Parsvakonasana? This adjustment is a great way to deepen the breath, create space and stabilize the practitioner's foundation.

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Sun Salutations: Traditional Form

Sun salutations: a self-contained practice that encompasses the essence of Ashtanga yoga. Experience the magic of the traditional form of Suryanamaskar A and B with Ronald and Pia.

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Padangushthasana Adjustment (from the side)

In this short video we are sharing yet another adjustment technique for Padangushtasana. The focus of this adjustment is to bring awareness to balance in the pose and to offer the practitioner a new way of experiencing this asana.

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Good Old Hammies - A sequence for healthy hamstrings

Stretching is a good thing; however, as with anything else, only in moderation. When you overstretch the hamstrings it can lead to inflammation and pain. Ronald and Doro show you in this video how to maintain healthy and happy hamstrings.

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Prasarita Padottanasana A: Creative Adjustment

Are you looking for new inspiration for Prasarita Padottanasana A? This playful adjustment addresses joint balance and can offer a new way of experiencing this asana.

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Breathe freely

How is it possible to relieve stress, release tension and find inner peace through breathing? Melanie and Martina invite you to experience for yourself in this short video. Here they will introduce you to some simple yet effective techniques to harness the potential of the breath.

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Parshvottanasana Adjustment (from the side)

In this tutorial you will demonstrate a simple yet highly effective adjustment for Parshvottanasana which will allow you to support your students in maintaining a long spine, softening the muscles of the neck and deepening the breath.

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Primary Series: Traditional Form

This video offers you the opportunity to practice the traditional count of Ashtanga Vinyasa. This is a great way to practice at home if there are no Led classes available in your area.

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Prasarita Padottanasana A (lateral)

Prasarita Padottanasana offers many opportunities for the practitioner to create space and to establish a greater sense of stability or balance. In this video, Ronald and Christine show you an adjustment that is both effective and simple to apply.

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Chitta Maitri Meditation

This mindfulness meditation is done from the perspective of the loving observer from within. By practicing this meditation, you can cultivate more peace and serenity in your own daily life. Melanie and Martina show you the first few steps in developing this meditation exercise.

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The Yoga Doc - Enhancing holistic well-being with Yoga

It's finally here! Why does Ron feel like Benjamin the Elephant when he has his new book in hand? Find out for yourself here! With this book you will be able to do a lot of good for yourself and your students.

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Utthita Trikonasana (lateral entry)

In this tutorial we show you how you can offer adjustments to your students from the side. Have fun trying them out!

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