Krishnamacharya

Whether you practice the dynamic series of Pattabhi Jois, the refined alignments of B.K.S Iyengar the classical postures of Indra Devi, or the customized vinyasa of Viniyoga, your practice stems from one source: a five-foot, two-inch Brahmin born more than one hundred...

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga

The term Astanga refers to “the eight limbs of yoga”, which are described in Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtras. “Astanga Yoga Is Patanjali ” – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois   External Limbs Yama – social ethics “restraints” Niyama – personal ethics “internal restraints” Asana – posture,...

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General Yoga Etiquette Guide

Eating/Drinking: Early morning practice is best on empty stomach. It is best to let meals or snacks digest before coming to class. After a meal, give yourself 2 hours before practicing yoga. After a snack, give yourself 1 hour. You may drink water during prior to...

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Led Class

In a Led Primary Series class, the teacher calls out the postures and vinyasas (counted movements linking the postures with the breath) of the Ashtanga Primary Series. The group moves and breathes together in sync. These are focused, highly energetic classes and...

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Food suggestions Yoga Pradipika (vs 64-65)

Yogic deit supporting your practice :  Extending your yoga practice to the dinner table may not be an easy task but here are few suggtions form the ancient texts on yoga they recommend a minimal diet of a little rice, a few vegetables, some mung dal (lentils) and ghee...

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What is Ashtanga Yoga?

What is Ashtanga Yoga? Ashtanga Yoga comes from the ancient text titled Yoga Korunta by Vamana Rishi. These teachings were passed on to Sri T. Krishmacharya in the 1900’s by his teacher Guru Rama Mohan Brahmachari. Krishmacharya then passed the teachings on to...

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Mysore Style Guidelines

Asana Practice - Mysore Style Asana practice is healing, strengthening and purifying - a perfect antidote to the modern lifestyle which causes so much physical and mental stress. Yoga can alleviate many common ailments such as headaches, insomnia, back pain etc.. It...

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Guru Parampara

Guru (Teacher) Being a civilization that respects experiential knowledge, we hold high respect for the teacher of such knowledge. It is separated from the socio-political structure and spans across social/political divisions since such knowledge is beyond those...

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Ashtanga Yoga Series

The primary series of Ashtanga yoga is a precise sequence of postures, linked together with vinyasa sequences. It is used as the daily yoga practice for yogis who practice Ashtanga yoga, the sequence of yoga as was taught by Sri K....

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Benefits of Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga is the royal eightfold yoga, standardized by the ancient sage Patanjali. It's outset and conclusion is the state of unlimited ecstasy and freedom that forms the core of our being. Patanjali calls this state objectless samadhi, the Upanishads refer to it...

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(9) Focusing Points In Yoga

Nava Drishtis (Dristi) concentrate and bring greater awareness into our asana practice there are 9 Drishtis (focused eye gazing points) which we can use. Nasagrai Drishti – the space just beyond the tip of the nose. This is used most often and is the primary drishti...

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