04 January 2012

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga lineage

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

"Without the work of K Pattabhi Jois, Ashtanga yoga would have been lost. All modern practitioners of ashtanga yoga benefit directly or indirectly from his teachings".
K Patthabi Jois learned from his master Krishnamacharya-whose own master was Ramamohan Brahmachary.My own yoga teacher Nancy Gilgoff learnt directly from Pattabhi Jois - For me keeping close to the lineage is very important -I try my best not to dilute my physical yoga practise and continue  to study the text of Patanjali ( Pattabhi Jois said he taught Patanjalis yoga), this alongside reading items by writers who have given a lot of time to research both the history, and the physical practise of Ashtanga yoga.

Im currently reading on my kindle

Ashtanga Yoga
Practices and philosophy
by Gregor Maehie

The first two lines above are quoted directly from this book by Gregor Maehle -fascinating read so far.

My well thumbed book  The yoga sutras of Patanjali


The yoga sutras of Patanjali
Pattanjali 004

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