Ashtanga Yoga is an ancient system of Yoga that was taught by Vamana Rishi in the Yoga Korunta. This text was imparted to Sri T. Krishnamacharya in the early 1900’s by his Guru Rama Mohan Brahmachari, and was later passed down to Pattabhi Jois during the duration of his studies with Krishnamacharya, beginning in 1927.
There is a beautiful science to the Ashtanga system, which this tumblr is meant to celebrate.
For more info go to: kpjayi.org
at the cusp of the lunar new year, i realize it is not about reaching ends nor breaching beginnings, but building the strength to keep transitioning through the constant shifts of our lives, year in year out.
What does Ashtanga Yoga actually mean? Ashtanga means eight limbs and without each of these limbs it is not possible for yoga to happen. Don’t get carried away by asana - it is only there to stabilise your body and mind.
“We need to be aware of these principles and conduct ourselves in a yogic way.”