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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
31 July 14

sabriyasimonphotography:

~ Kapotasana A ~

{Images taken of Jamaican Authorized Ashtanga Yoga Instructor, Shakira Williams, during one of her personal morning practices in Kingston.}

Reblogged: sabriyasimonphotography

29 July 14
Yoga is a transformational practice, not a feel good practice
— – AG Mohan (via spiritualfolly)

Reblogged: spiritualfolly

26 July 14
laruga:

Practicing asana doesn’t always mean I am in a state of yoga but those days when heart, mind and spirit come together unexplainable joy fills every cell of my being. ❤️ #mysore #india #ashtanga #ashtangayoga #ashtangayogalove #yoga #yogalove #love #larugayoga (at Gosai Ghatt - Mysore, India)

laruga:

Practicing asana doesn’t always mean I am in a state of yoga but those days when heart, mind and spirit come together unexplainable joy fills every cell of my being. ❤️ #mysore #india #ashtanga #ashtangayoga #ashtangayogalove #yoga #yogalove #love #larugayoga (at Gosai Ghatt - Mysore, India)

Reblogged: transluzent

Posted: 7:58 AM
vidayogi:

Trusting a power greater than myself ✨ #ashtanga #yoga #breath #vidayogi

Karandavasana in progress 

vidayogi:

Trusting a power greater than myself ✨ #ashtanga #yoga #breath #vidayogi

Karandavasana in progress 

Reblogged: vidayogi

25 July 14
Mysore for two

Mysore for two

Reblogged: transluzent

24 July 14
the-mango-box:

My top goal pose this year: Tortoise

Kurmasana - Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series 

the-mango-box:

My top goal pose this year: Tortoise

Kurmasana - Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series 

Reblogged: the-mango-box

Posted: 1:13 PM
girls-do-yoga:

Yoga girl http://girls-do-yoga.tumblr.com/

Ardha Sirsasana 

girls-do-yoga:

Yoga girl http://girls-do-yoga.tumblr.com/

Ardha Sirsasana 

Reblogged: posebypose

Posted: 9:29 AM
startnowhere:

www.asan8yourself.blogspot.com
It is hard to remember what it looked like when we started. Often times standing here we don’t remember the start. It can be easy to get lost once we have gone this deep into the woods and we take in the moment. If we don’t have a guide, a teacher, a reminder, a goal, it is easy to forget where we are going.  Sometimes a photograph can be a helpful reminder that helps us realize where we have come from. A moment marked in time can remind us that we are constantly evolving and growing. These photos are similar to the idea of a carin, typically a pile of rocks stacked atop one another used to mark a trail or a noteworthy point, are helpful navigational guides.
 I remember being very uncomfortable in urdhva dhanurasana in 2009 when I first began practicing ashtanga yoga. It was exhilarating but awful. My heart would race, my lower back would feel a twinge of discomfort, I would dread, and at the same time look forward to that part of the practice. 5 years later, not much has changed inside, maybe less dread and more acceptance, the back is stronger very much alive, the heart still races, but the exhilaration of that guy has never left. She looks different these days, I also approach her differently, more like a dance, resistance and direction, maybe a step or two forward with the hands, maybe one back the next day. But she is definitely a carin within my practice, marking this path.

startnowhere:

www.asan8yourself.blogspot.com

It is hard to remember what it looked like when we started. Often times standing here we don’t remember the start. It can be easy to get lost once we have gone this deep into the woods and we take in the moment. If we don’t have a guide, a teacher, a reminder, a goal, it is easy to forget where we are going.
Sometimes a photograph can be a helpful reminder that helps us realize where we have come from. A moment marked in time can remind us that we are constantly evolving and growing. These photos are similar to the idea of a carin, typically a pile of rocks stacked atop one another used to mark a trail or a noteworthy point, are helpful navigational guides.


I remember being very uncomfortable in urdhva dhanurasana in 2009 when I first began practicing ashtanga yoga. It was exhilarating but awful. My heart would race, my lower back would feel a twinge of discomfort, I would dread, and at the same time look forward to that part of the practice. 5 years later, not much has changed inside, maybe less dread and more acceptance, the back is stronger very much alive, the heart still races, but the exhilaration of that guy has never left. She looks different these days, I also approach her differently, more like a dance, resistance and direction, maybe a step or two forward with the hands, maybe one back the next day. But she is definitely a carin within my practice, marking this path.

Reblogged: startnowhere

12 July 14

Reblogged: kkdas

30 June 14
The ego says, ‘I shouldn’t have to suffer,’ and that thought makes you suffer so much more. It is a distortion of the truth, which is always paradoxical. The truth is that you need to say yes to suffering before you can transcend it.
— Eckhart Tolle (via lazyyogi)

Reblogged: karenbreneman

26 June 14

Ashtanga Invocation

themantrasite:

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SANKSRIT


वन्दे गुरुनम् चरनरविन्दे
सन्दर्शित स्वात्म सुखव बोधे
निःश्रेयसे जाङ्गलीकायमान
संसार हलहल मोहशान्त्ये ॥

अबहु पुरुषकरम्
शङ्ख चक्रसि धारिनम्
सहस्र शिरसम् श्वेतम्
प्रणाममि पतञ्जलिम् ॥

SOUND

Om
Vande gurunam charanaravinde
Sandarshita svatma suhkava bodhe
Nishreyase jangalikayamane
Samsara halahala mohashantyai.
Abahu purushakaram
Shankha chakrasi dharinam
Sahasra shirasam shvetam
Pranamami patanjalim.

MEANING

I bow to the two lotus feet of the Gurus which awaken insight, which are the refuge, the jungle physician, which eliminate the delusion caused by the poisonous herb of Samsara.

I prostrate before the sage Patanjali who has thousands of radiant, white heads and who has assumed the form of a man holding a conch shell, a wheel and a sword.

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Reblogged: themantrasite

17 June 14
kinoyoga:

Parsva Dandasana is one of the hardest arm balances in fourth series that combines strength and flexibility. Shot on location @haumanfestival Photo by @tony_f

kinoyoga:

Parsva Dandasana is one of the hardest arm balances in fourth series that combines strength and flexibility. Shot on location @haumanfestival Photo by @tony_f

Reblogged: yogi-moni

Posted: 5:36 AM

Reblogged: fitnessmotivationblr

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 

Reblogged: wellbeyondmars

5 June 14
migas:

(via Kat Carpenter @andarastars | Websta)

Prasarita Padottanasana D

migas:

(via Kat Carpenter @andarastars | Websta)

Prasarita Padottanasana D

Reblogged: migas

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh