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
Yoga is eliminating the struggle between the best of me and the worst of me. That daily effort on my mat without which the innate weeds take over quickly. Daily weeding out my mind, heart and body, while making sure to allow for my eyes to remain soft to what comes up, looking again for a constructive seed when there is not much to latch onto. And then doing it again tomorrow. Day by day cultivating the awake yet humble, simple, low-key intimacy with fellow man, the world as a whole and myself upon which meaningfulness and the hearts contentment stands in my life.
First day of two week ashtanga sessions w Peter Sanson. I ❤️ the 5 am wake up time. Sounds like corny hippie rhetoric but I swear, before sunrise I feel like my mind is calm enough to let me understand things that otherwise puzzle me. #mysore #Ashtanga #yoga #clarity (at Ashtanga Yoga Berkeley)
URDHVA PADMASANA (Pose de lotus invertida) - melhora o funcionamento das glândulas tiróide e paratiróide. - aumenta o fluxo de sangue no cérebro e órgãos abdominais. - postura calmante. - desenvolve a flexibilidade nos joelhos e tornozelos. Experiêncie! Namastê! #yoga #yogininars #instayogis #instayoga #yogacats #hathayoga #ashtanga #urdhvapadmasana #happines
Lolasana is a BAD ASS pose great for learning press-ups and developing core strength. In order to bear all of the body’s weight through the hands and wrists at an acute angle, this pose requires (and offers) strength in the forearms. Those with long arms (like me) have a natural advantage, while those with short arms and long torsos may find this pose more difficult. Placing the hands on blocks can make it easier to lift the legs off the floor.
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)