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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 13

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1 May 12

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15 February 12
dicenqsoy:

He is not taking personal credit. He is not full of “me” and “mine.” He is constantly referring to scriptural evidence, almost as though he is simply a vessel for the teaching that he received from his guru and his family guru. He’s very clear that he is simply passing on methods and techniques that were passed to him unchanged. And the way that life came to meet him, with all these Westerners showing up at his door - instead of, “No, no, no, I teach Indians only, Brahmin only,” it’s “Okay, this is what life is presenting me. This is the way that yoga wants me to move. This is the way that these teachings seem to be taking naturally” - and rising to meet the occasion without a sense of personal involvement. You hear very, very little in the way of his personal opinion. All the emphasis seems to be on channeling, for want of a better word, giving voice to methods of teaching which have been preserved for generations and generations without coloring them, being really, really in service of the teachings not the other way around. - Nick Evans on Guruji

from another great ashtanga blog: dicenqsoy

dicenqsoy:

He is not taking personal credit. He is not full of “me” and “mine.” He is constantly referring to scriptural evidence, almost as though he is simply a vessel for the teaching that he received from his guru and his family guru. He’s very clear that he is simply passing on methods and techniques that were passed to him unchanged. And the way that life came to meet him, with all these Westerners showing up at his door - instead of, “No, no, no, I teach Indians only, Brahmin only,” it’s “Okay, this is what life is presenting me. This is the way that yoga wants me to move. This is the way that these teachings seem to be taking naturally” - and rising to meet the occasion without a sense of personal involvement. You hear very, very little in the way of his personal opinion. All the emphasis seems to be on channeling, for want of a better word, giving voice to methods of teaching which have been preserved for generations and generations without coloring them, being really, really in service of the teachings not the other way around. - Nick Evans on Guruji

from another great ashtanga blog: dicenqsoy

Reblogged: dicenqsoy

26 January 12
feelsatchitananda:

Tapanti National Park, Costa Rica♥ I’ve been working toward eka pada koundinyasana II  a lots of work ahead.
“do your practice and all is coming” Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois. 

practice, practice

feelsatchitananda:

Tapanti National Park, Costa Rica♥

I’ve been working toward eka pada koundinyasana II 
a lots of work ahead.

“do your practice and all is coming” Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois.

practice, practice

Reblogged: feelsatchitananda-deactivated20

24 January 12

whollyyoga:

Patthabi Jois, about Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodha

from Enlighten Up.

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Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh