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
Some days are easy and the mind is calm and the physical body is light and responsive. Other days you may find that the mind is running wild and the body feels like wet cement. We must breathe deeply and remain detached. Asanas are not the goal. They are a vehicle to access a deeper internal awareness.
Article on lila blog about having the ashtanga practice work for you and how your practice takes on different forms and signifies different things while life evolves.
I think it’s essential to work for your practice, to give it the best you’ve got, but also to make sure that, when all is said and done, the practice is working for you, that it is helping you be a healthier, happier, more kind and conscious person in all aspects of your life, day in and day out.