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Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, Founder of Ashtanga Yoga

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From Ashtanga.com, Ashtanga yoga is a system of yoga recorded by the sage Vamana Rishi in the Yoga Korunta, an ancient manuscript said to "contain lists of many different groupings of asanas, as well as highly original teachings on vinyasa, drishti, bandhas, mudras, and philosophy" (Jois 2002 xv). The text of the Yoga Korunta "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" ("Ashtanga Yoga"). Since 1948, Pattabhi Jois has been teaching Ashtanga yoga from his yoga shala, the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute (Jois 2002 xvi), according to the sacred tradition of Guru Parampara [disciplic succession] (Jois 2003 12).
Ashtanga yoga literally means "eight-limbed yoga," as outlined by the sage Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. According to Patanjali, the path of internal purification for revealing the Universal Self consists of the following eight spiritual practices; Yama [moral codes], Niyama [self-purification and study], Asana [posture], Pranayama [breath control], Pratyahara [sense control], Dharana [concentration], Dhyana [meditation], Samadhi [contemplation] (Scott 14-17).

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Asana Post

Just a scratch of benefits of yoga in order to convince you to start practicing yourself and experience much more than mentioned.
When you enroll for a fitness routine, you have to sweat for weeks to start seeing the desired results. On the other hand, yoga benefits you from the day you start. Besides, it not only helps you get in shape but also purifies your mind and soul. This has made yoga immensely popular in the health and wellness industry.
If these are not convincing to get you on the yoga mat then the following yoga benefits will:
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Summary: Yes, yoga teacher training in India offers a holistic approach for pure, genuine and core understanding of the philosophy of yoga and below are the reasons why more and more people are studying yoga in India.
One can’t even imagine the amount of lives yoga has transformed globally. People are engaging themselves in yoga schools to study yoga. Yoga schools follow a diverse curriculum that doesn’t just involve some yoga exercises but a complete holistic program which includes all styles of yoga. Most of the yoga aspirants head to India for the ancient, unadulterated and core study of yoga.
Below are the few reasons to prove why one should study yoga or yoga teacher training in India.
Overview Rishikesh, the global Yoga capital has contributed massively to the Yoga community as the ancient town is the birthplace of yogic enlightenment. On the mesmeric trails of the Himalayas, delve into the beauty of the spiritual science to explore its depth with Rishikul Yogshala’s 300 Hour Yoga certification in India. Advance your yoga journey under some of India’s most accomplished teachers in the stunning month of June in Rishikesh India. Event Description:
Overview Meditating on the holy bank of the river Ganges is an ultimate feeling that one can only experience in the spiritual town of Rishikesh. The stunning trails of the Himalayas welcome you to dwell in its soaring beauty with Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. Live your dream of undergoing authentic Yoga training in the town of yoga. Witness the advent of rainy season while you embark on the soulful journey in the month of July in India. Event Description:
Overview Amidst the picturesque panorama of the Himalayan flora during the dreamy winter of December, begin your yogic life with 200 Hour Yoga teacher training program in Rishikesh. Experience the blissful winter of North India while getting trained under the adroit teachers of Rishikul Yogshala. Use this soulful opportunity to pave way for the holistic development of your internal and external Self. About the program:
Overview In the beautiful month of November, when the Indian climate shows the arrival of winters, get introduced to the primary level of yogic teachings in the embrace of the Himalayas and the lap of the Yoga Capital with 200 Hour Yoga TTC in Rishikesh by 200hrsyogattc. Date: 07 Nov - 04 Dec 2018
Overview The beautiful country of Nepal is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. The nation is blessed with some of the world’s most ancient temples and spiritual sites. Gautam Buddha, the eternal Yogi took birth on this magnificent land which has been the center of yogic civilization since ages. The Buddhist culture of the country welcomes every guest with open arms. Rishikul Yogshala invites you to the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal to take the first serious step towards the ancient art. Date: 07 Sep - 04 Oct 2018
Overview City life is getting people into a black hole of stress and pressure. The daily job demands complete focus on its affairs and results on both personal and professional level. In between this, the life gets disturbed. Poor quality of daily routine and untimely eating habits are other matters that require some serious concern. It is time to bring the light of balanced hope in your life by going the yogic way with Yoga Teacher Training Certification in Gurgaon. Attain a Yoga Alliance Yoga verified certificate along with gaining immense knowledge of the yogic science during the Yoga program in Gurgaon at Aum Yoga Shala.

Journal Post

Improve heart health while sitting on a chair naturally. The following article will educate you about a few chair yoga poses that aid the same.
Similar to yoga, chair yoga has also gained much reputation among the masses including senior citizens, corporate offices and people with a less mobile lifestyle, etc.
Chair yoga is often described as a modified version of Hatha yoga which brings mobility, circulation, and exercise to the static body. As the traditional yoga discipline, chair yoga also has some spectacular health benefits that have compelled the medical practitioners to prescribe this yogic style.
Hatha yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word Hatha when broken down means ‘force’. Hatha yoga is a form of yoga where we gain control of our body, attaining spirituality. Some describe it as the alignment of our body in correspondence towards the cosmos and having a deep understanding of the human body mechanism. Using different yogic postures it helps to manipulate the body and enhance our approach towards life. Some of the early Hatha yoga were considered to be practiced around 11th century. Its main purpose is to gain ‘mukti’ that means freedom and gain spiritual prowess.
Yoga is often misunderstood as a part of a religion. Guess what? It’s not! Read the following article to know the relation between religion, spirituality, and Yoga. Are you an atheist who is interested in the activities of Yoga, and not religion? Tired of contemplating the secular dimensions of it? Then stop overthinking, and dive into the enlightening space of Yoga. Sadhguru~ Yoga is a technology and religion has nothing to do with it.
Yoga is a practice that has immediate physical health benefits, and if you have practiced yoga for long enough, you can attest to its mental and spiritual benefits as well. Yoga has bloomed in today’s world, and this may be the best era for yoga to bloom. This is because yoga helps mental health; practitioners experience a peace and satisfaction in their being. Peace is scarce and so is repose, the work that we do every day, takes away the time that we should spend on self-development.
Let your long day be no excuse to feel week or brain drain. Working is a part of your everyday life that can’t leave you feeling tired all the time. Explore the article to learn how to get more energy naturally through yoga.
Yoga practice can play an extremely valuable role in health care. With the article, we know how chair yoga can improve the health and wellbeing of seniors.
The ancient practice is popular these days, and we can say yoga is for everybody. But does the concept really stand tall? Yes, the holistic science benefits all and can be practiced by everyone, even those with knee or back issue.
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh India (200 hrs Yoga TTC) Eligibility for the course - Intermediate Medium of Instructions - English Duration - 4 Weeks Our Basic Style of Classes – Hatha, Astanga, Iyengar and Mixed yoga style Objective of the course – To spread and explore the traditional Yogic practices for your wellbeing. FEES : $1300 (Shared Room) , $1400 (Private Room) * ( USD 100 Discount on Early Bird Booking )
Yoga is an emerging practice that upheaves the body, mind, and soul. Practicing the same in the birthland bestows benefits of authentic learning. Read the article and know why to join yoga classes or Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. Knock the entrance door of the sanctuary that lies inside us with the help of the powerful and enchanting practice of yoga. An ancient system of healing, Yoga is a mystical artwork of awareness on the canvas named body, mind, and soul. With the practice bring the needed change into your lives, and for which daily yoga classes will assist.
If you are confused about what should be your next step after completing your yoga teacher training course, here is the list of a few things you need to take care of first.
Yoga teacher training is a necessity for yogis that make them move in the direction of their true aims, be it for bettering personal practice or ambition to become a yoga teacher. The focus of this training session is to introduce the students to the philosophy of yoga, practices and the yogic system. If you are planning to enroll for yoga teacher training you should have a plan for the next step too.
Following are things you need to take care of when you are about to complete your training programme or have already completed it.
 
Nature is the best healer and the ancient system of Ayurveda brings down the extract of nature to you for your wellbeing. Read the article and know about the best Ayurvedic herbal treatments for your body. Ayurveda is an ancient medicinal system from India, a life-affirming discipline that underlines an all-encompassing wellbeing routine involving exercise, dietary habits, and mindfulness. The concept of Ayurveda is based on two major aspects- a) the body-mind interconnection and b) the mind is powerful enough to heal the body.
Healthy life is all you want for your kids to have. Why not go through this article and find out the top 5 yoga poses for your growing kid? If every 8 years old in the world is taught meditation, then we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation. ~ Dalai Lama Saying "Yes" to a positive thought is all you need to sort out your life on some days. People who listen to their intuitive self are most likely to reap the treasures of life than the people who fall in the "no" category.
The article focuses on the benefits of Ashtanga Yoga while analyzing various sections of this Yoga form.
Do you want to start your yoga practice but finding it hard to enrol in a class? The reasons could be many but don’t let this demotivate you. Here are 7 tips for you to start a successful home yoga practice.
Though it is always recommended to practice yoga under the watchful eyes of a guru but, at times it becomes difficult to enrol in a toga teacher training. The reasons can be many – time crunch, financial issues, etc. You can start your practice at home too. All you need is a proper mindset and access to YouTube videos; you can follow the same initially. Here are some tips for a successful home yoga practice:
The spiritual link, versatility in yoga, experienced and professional yoga gurus and schools have made Rishikesh the haven for yoga and wellness enthusiasts. The following article will highlight the same. Rishikesh isn’t just a tourist place. Over the last few decades, the city has established itself as a hub for those seeking spirituality and wellness. It is now home to various yoga schools where reputed yoga gurus bestow their knowledge to yoga aspirants from different corners of the globe. Since yoga originated in India and Rishikesh has carried forward the legacy, it is also known as the ‘yoga capital of the world’.
To be an evolved practitioner and an eminent yoga teacher, you need to undergo yoga training, and all the better if it is Nepal. Explore the article and know why to do yoga teacher training in Nepal and the opportunity the country bestows. Traverse to the land that witnesses the mystical merger of nature, spirituality, and yoga, and submerge deep into this magical world created by the country of Nepal. Renowned as the meditation capital, Nepal is an ancient yogic land of yoga that bestows you a wonderful opportunity to discover ‘self’ and form a connection with your spiritual being.
Yoga is described as the journey of the self, through the self, to the self according to Bhagavad Gita and the ancient old practice helps you to discover your true self. Learn how by reading this article. “Whichever path you take, carrying yoga with you will make it easy and beautiful” – Sadhguru
Humans have forever been on a journey to find more meaningful and deeper experiences in life. It comes natural with being human, and arguably since, the word “more” has been easily attached to this search for better experiences. More of materialism, more of love, more of grief, more of money and more of love, almost as though they are testing their extremes.
Summary: If you are someone who aspires to be an ayurvedic practitioner there are certain guidelines that must be taken care of.  Learn more with the following read.
An ayurvedic practitioner is someone who would diagnose any anomaly in the patient’s body and would provide an ayurvedic remedy as per the requirement and observations. This ayurvedic remedy would include a combination of herbal ayurvedic medicines, oil therapies followed by yoga practice. Since the remedy is a complete healing process, it also includes changes in the habitual eating method and even lifestyle. If you aim to be an ayurvedic practitioner, here is how you can be one:
Summary: Getting a yoga mat and enrolling into a yoga class is not only about milestones you need to cover to get started with the practice. There is a lot more for you to know to do the right kind of practice. Explore the article and know what type of yoga is the best for your overall wellness.
Spark up the romantic relationship, shed pounds, strengthen the body, calm the mind, or just plain zen out by adapting yoga into your life. Yoga is an ancient holistic system of healing and preventing ailments, and its benefits just not stop on the physical attributes. Yoga is a diverse and intense concept packed with various unique aspects that aim towards a healthy life, longevity, and unification to the universal consciousness.
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Spirituality and Science Spirituality and Science is seen by many as two separate things. What we normally call Science is that which we can measure, see and prove. From that perspective, Spirit is perhaps the last thing to be found in any microscope. Both science and spirituality are the search for truth. Science searches the truth of the physical world. Spirituality searches the truth of the consciousness and its relation to the physical world. Science and Spirituality Science provides us with information, but brings about no spiritual growth or transformation But Spiritual or contemplative approach must lead to a profound personal transformation in the way we perceive ourselves and the World
Yoga courses in India will let you catch the apt and best possible ways for performing the various types of asanas such as Meditation, Surya Namaskara, Kapalbhati Yoga and Sirsasana. Thus, ensure for seeking the useful and best possible ways now! Yoga classes in Rishikesh will let you avail the expert ways for performing the various types of asanas like Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Surya Namaskara, and several others. Thus, connect with the Yoga ashram which you think is accommodative and fit to your pocket and get apt results.
The progressive series of postures with synchronization of breath work and awareness, Ashtanga Yoga is the key to healthy living for many across the world.
We REALLY want to know. What do YOU want? April feels like the culmination of a great deal of work on many levels. We have made it through a long, challenging Winter where we spent time downsizing and taking inventory of what is working and what is not. We have made some hard decisions and have let go of what is no longer serving us. With the return of Spring is the Return of Hope. , the spiritual quality of the spring in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Charlottesville Yoga School is offering free classes to the community. The classes are being taught by our teachers in training. The classes are held at two different locations. The Thursday evening classes are held at the Jefferson Public Library, downtown Charlottesville. 3rd Floor, McIntire Room, BYOMat. The Saturday and Sunday afternoon classes are held at Ashtanga Yoga of Charlottesville, above MAS restuarant in Belmont. Dates and Times below Please contact Jennifer Elliott t 434-970-7980 or email info@ashtangacharlottesville.com for more information or questions.
There is an aspect of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga practice called tristana. Like "yoga" it is both a practice and the state achieved through the repetition of that practice. I'm hoping to get up a few blogs that will look at tristanafrom a few viewpoints, all of which have emerged organically from practice and teaching. First of all, though, let's lay the groundwork with some definitions and background.
We Are Under the Hood of the NEW iHanuman Website. We have a little more work to do, but we have DEFINITELY been Out and About recording new Yoga Media! This summer we Dreamed and Grew. Now it's Time to Reap, Harvest and Let Go! The Autumn season reminds us that we CANNOT do EVERYTHING and We CAN let go of our own timeline to open to something BIGGER. We need a little more time to unveil our NEW site, but we hope you will PRACTICE PATIENCE with us.
Summer is the Pitta or Fire Season of the Year. The time to fully blossom and express ourselves. The time when everything seems to be happening at once! Those of us who tend to run hot need to slow down and cool off. Others may use this time of year to purify by heating the body up to perspire and cool down.  Luckily the practice of Yoga Asana (poses) and Pranayama (breath awareness) offer us ample practices to chill. 

A Guru is a person whose very presence imparts truth and awakening in the disciple. When I traveled to Mysore for the first time at the age of 22 I asked Sri K. Pattabhi Jois where I could find the illusive state of inner peace that all yoga practice seeks to instill. Known as Guruji to his students, he said "You take it practice many years, then Shantih is coming... no problem" and my heart opened to the grace of his teaching. It is my great fortune to consider this amazing man my teacher and I attribute the depth of my personal practice and teaching to the light that Guruji's fire ignited within me.
Yoga has an almost addictive quality to it. If you start doing yoga, it starts doing you too. The search for knowledge, wisdom and truth morph into numerous shapes and forms along the inner journey. When you enter the world of yoga sometimes you'll even find a whole Indian performance awaiting you: harmonium, chanting, flowers, pujas, small women demonstrating yoga postures, deities blessing you, henna painting and vegetarians--it's a Bollywood show that draws you in.
Come immerse yourself in the practice of Ashtanga Yoga with David Garriques and the Charlottesville Ashtanga community !
The 6th Annual Ashtanga Summer Immersion is divided into three parts, held at Belmont and The Barn at Split Rock Farm:
Part 1: Daily Practice
Sunday, July 13 - Sunday, July 27:
Mondays - Fridays: Mysore Practice, 6:30-8:30am, at Belmont
Sundays: Led Primary Series, 9:30-11:30am, at The Barn
Part 2: In-Depth Study and Teacher Training
Monday, July 14 - Friday, July 25; 11:00am-4:00pm, at The Barn
Ashtanga Yoga of Charlottesville invites you to celebrate a magical evening benefiting Children, Youth and Family Services. Saturday Evening, December 8 at The Barn at Split Rock Farm.
8:00PM to Midnight. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Please RSVP to Jennifer Elliott at info@ashtangacharlottesville.com
AUGUST 22-24, 2008
Early registration by August 10: Entire workshop $125. After August 10: $140
Friday pm, 5:30-8:30 pm - $35
Mysore Practice and Yoga Philosophy
Saturday am, 9:00-11:30 am - $35
Mysore Practice
Saturday pm, 12:30-4:00pm -$50
Ashtanga and Healing: Moving with the Breath and Adjustment Clinic
Sunday am, 9:30-12:00pm - $35
Led Primary Series Class and Introduction to Pranayama
The first time I met Richard Freeman, director of the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado, was during the overture to the Primary Series (Ashtanga's classic postures): Sun Salutation number seven out of 10 on my first visit to his studio. Heeding the warnings about the crowds at his Sunday 3pm mysore class, I arrived cautiously early to claim a space. A good thing: By 2:55 the room buzzed with breath. At 2:59, Richard had not yet arrived. Uncertain of the protocol, I stood, pulse quickening, toes gripping my mat. I followed the cue of my classmates and began to practice.

iHanuman Features

Filmed as Part of Our Local Teachers Series by Yogini Saraswati, Michelle Dorer teaches us how to practice Ujjayi Breathing, the breath used during Ashtanga Yoga Practice. Michelle is the Director of Ashtanga Yoga in the Outer Banks. The Ashtanga Yoga Center in Nags Head opened September 1, 2005.  It was founded by Michelle Dorer and was inspired by her teacher Tim Miller and her yoga family in Encinitas, CA.
It was another incredibly gorgeous spring night in Central Virginia when Tim Miller arrived for his annual weekend workshop at the Yoga Barn in Ivy. Our recording begins with Sutra I.4 Vrtti Sarupyam Itaratra and Tim asks, If we are not identified with the essential self with what then are we identified? Tim leads us to Sutra I.12, Abhyasa Vairagyabhyam Tannirodhah and reminds us that "The practice of yoga is really the art of learning how to let go...
Kino MacGregor visited Ashtanga Yoga Richmond for the fourth time in early April 2011 and brought a wealth of knowledge to the growing Ashtanga Kula in Central Virginia. Friday night, Kino led the class through the Ashtanga Primary Series and claimed that "For those of you who know me, I talk a great deal, so tonight we will practice."
Tim Miller was the first American certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Center in Mysore, India. That was over 25 years ago. He claims he was “hooked” ever since. After several trips to India and many years of personal practice, Tim opened the Ashtanga Yoga Center in Encinitas, California. Encinitas holds the distinction of being the birthplace of Ashtanga Yoga thanks to the work of David Williams who sponsored Pattabhi Jois on his first trip to the US in 1975. Tim Miller met Pattabhi Jois when he returned to Encinitas in 1978. Tim took over the Ashtanga Yoga Nilayam in 1981 and has inspired countless students on their path.
Jennifer is a senior teacher and director of Ashtanga Yoga of Charlottesville and the Charlottesville Yoga School, Virginia. She studied yoga for 25 years and taught for 15. Jennifer has studied intensively with Richard Freeman and Tim Miller, as well as Pattabhi Jois in India. She can be reached at tjelliott@earthlink.net. The Primary Series is the first of six series of yoga asana sequences as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the founder of Ashtanga Yoga and one of the three most well-known students of Krishnamacharya.
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