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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
8 September 14
samasthiti:

utthita hasta padangusthasana

standing series, ashtanga yoga.

samasthiti:

utthita hasta padangusthasana

standing series, ashtanga yoga.

Reblogged: samasthiti

Posted: 6:10 PM
yogininars:

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

Urdhva Padmasana with cat =^.^=

yogininars:

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

Urdhva Padmasana with cat =^.^=

Reblogged: yogininars

5 September 14
practiceyoga-la:

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.
#bestyogapractices #asanadharma #lolasana #armbalance #yoga #arms #triceps #core #strength #flexible #iyengaryoga #ashtangayoga #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #igyoga #instafit #yjyoga #manduka #vsco #pressup #questforthepress (at Yoga at The Raven)

Fantastic for working towards jump backs 

practiceyoga-la:

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.

#bestyogapractices #asanadharma #lolasana #armbalance #yoga #arms #triceps #core #strength #flexible #iyengaryoga #ashtangayoga #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #igyoga #instafit #yjyoga #manduka #vsco #pressup #questforthepress (at Yoga at The Raven)

Fantastic for working towards jump backs 

Reblogged: practiceyoga-la

Posted: 7:33 AM
isaloha:

Posture of the day.Bhekasana (Frog Pose), part of the intermediate series in Ashtanga 

isaloha:

Posture of the day.
Bhekasana (Frog Pose), part of the intermediate series in Ashtanga 

Reblogged: isaloha

3 September 14
isaloha:

Surya Namaskara B

ekam, inhale….

isaloha:

Surya Namaskara B

ekam, inhale….

Reblogged: isaloha

24 August 14
davidgellineau:

अर्ध बद्ध पद्मोत्तानासन, Ardha Baddha Padmottānāsana) half-bound-Lotus-intense-stretch

davidgellineau:

अर्ध बद्ध पद्मोत्तानासन, Ardha Baddha Padmottānāsana) half-bound-Lotus-intense-stretch

Reblogged: davidgellineau

Posted: 1:58 PM
brendayoga:

Śalabhāsana

second series, ashtanga yoga 

brendayoga:

Śalabhāsana

second series, ashtanga yoga 

Reblogged: brendayoga

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

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh