Ashtanga Yoga Innovation (AYI) – stands for innovative and contemporary yoga. The traditional series of Ashtanga Vinyasa are combined with the most up-to-date findings from the areas of sports medicine, kinesthetics and sports science.
One size fits all? Not at AYI
But there's even more to it. Ronald Steiner, the founder of the AYI Method, would argue that the "I" in AYI ought to stand for individuality, because the closer you investigate, the more unique each human really is.
Most obvious would be those factors which are visible to the naked eye such as height and weight. Going even further in detail, we come across other more subtle aspects such as the angle of our hip joints, which you might not be able to confirm without having x-ray vision, but would determine the anatomic feasibility of taking lotus position.
Your very own personal practice
That's why its so important for us at AYI to help you as a practitioner to find a form of practice that conforms to your unique needs. We want to make the ancient tradition of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga accessible to you in a contemporary style which is as individual as you are.
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Innovation and individuality are the cornerstones of the AYI method. In this tutorial you will find out why individuality is so important in his lessons and learn some ways to cultivate individuality in your own practice.