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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

Sister site: ashtanga4life.com
12 June 14
wellbeyondmars:

Yoga Asana of the Week: (Ardha) Bhekasana

Prepping for Bhekasana 

wellbeyondmars:

Yoga Asana of the Week: (Ardha) Bhekasana

Prepping for Bhekasana 

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5 June 14
migas:

(via Kat Carpenter @andarastars | Websta)

Prasarita Padottanasana D

migas:

(via Kat Carpenter @andarastars | Websta)

Prasarita Padottanasana D

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Posted: 4:34 PM
Yoga is a transformational practice, not a feel good practice
— – AG Mohan (via spiritualfolly)

Reblogged: spiritualfolly

3 June 14
mikehill:

Magnolia Zuniga practicing in India. Check out her studio Mysore San Francisco. #kpjayi #mysoresf #yoga #ashtanga @prana

reaching for kapotasana 

mikehill:

Magnolia Zuniga practicing in India. Check out her studio Mysore San Francisco. #kpjayi #mysoresf #yoga #ashtanga @prana

reaching for kapotasana 

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Posted: 11:41 AM

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Posted: 8:30 AM
Janu Sirsasana A

Janu Sirsasana A

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21 May 14
gemsyoga:

Kino Macgregor, Ashtanga yoga teacher

gemsyoga:

Kino Macgregor, Ashtanga yoga teacher

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Posted: 12:15 PM

spiritualfolly:

"Who cares if you can do a lot of nice asanas? There are a lot of "advanced practitioners" that are very flexible and strong and they’re not nice people. They can be mean, nasty people the rest of the day - so who cares?  They’re just really strong, flexible, mean, nasty people."

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Posted: 12:15 PM
theultrayogi:

#suptakurmasana. A funny picture by @whatsup_mari. Please feel free to caption it below. :) #ashtangaestonia #ashtangatallinn #ashtanga #yoga

Team Effort in Supta Kurmasana!

theultrayogi:

#suptakurmasana. A funny picture by @whatsup_mari. Please feel free to caption it below. :) #ashtangaestonia #ashtangatallinn #ashtanga #yoga

Team Effort in Supta Kurmasana!

Reblogged: theultrayogi

13 May 14
migas:

Garbha Pindasana (by govindakai)
So let me think this through again…

migas:

Garbha Pindasana (by govindakai)

So let me think this through again…

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Posted: 8:26 AM
isaloha:

From Garbha Pindasana to Kukkutasana. (Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series)
-From Lotus Posture (Padmasana), pass your hands through the gap between the calves and the thighs close to your knees. Then, thrust your arms forward till the elbows.
-Breathe out and raise your thighs off the ground. Bend your arms at the elbows and then hold your ears with your hands. Hold for 5 breaths.
-Then, round your back and put your hands on your head.
-Carefully balance your body weight on the coccyx and start rolling on your mat (you do a 360° on your mat) 
-Maintain this final position (kukkutasana) for 5 breaths.

isaloha:

From Garbha Pindasana to Kukkutasana. (Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series)

-From Lotus Posture (Padmasana), pass your hands through the gap between the calves and the thighs close to your knees. Then, thrust your arms forward till the elbows.

-Breathe out and raise your thighs off the ground. Bend your arms at the elbows and then hold your ears with your hands. Hold for 5 breaths.

-Then, round your back and put your hands on your head.

-Carefully balance your body weight on the coccyx and start rolling on your mat (you do a 360° on your mat) 

-Maintain this final position (kukkutasana) for 5 breaths.

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Posted: 8:21 AM
bohemianyogi:

Paschimottanasana B

bohemianyogi:

Paschimottanasana B

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Posted: 7:50 AM
back bend assist

back bend assist

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Posted: 7:49 AM
yogaiscool:

#Kurmasana for Day 11 of the #ashtangachallenge with @day1yoga @yogainspiration @mikayogawear 🐢💗🐢 #ashtanga #yoga #iloveyoga #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #ashtangayoga (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Pacific Beach, San Diego)

yogaiscool:

#Kurmasana for Day 11 of the #ashtangachallenge with @day1yoga @yogainspiration @mikayogawear
🐢💗🐢
#ashtanga #yoga #iloveyoga #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #ashtangayoga (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Pacific Beach, San Diego)

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Posted: 7:48 AM

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Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh