Tribute to Mysore Ashtanga Yogis
Learning the Ashtanga practice while balancing a career, family, and life can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be. Sometimes we only have 20 minutes to fit practice into our daily schedule. It's better to do a little other than to do a full exercise once.
Ashtanga yoga is for inner peace.
This ancient method of yoga was practised, defined and compiled by the great Sage Patanjali around 400BC. It was later thousands of Yoga Gurus and Yoga Schools worked on them, in the modern world some of the greatest Yoga teachers re-introduced by respected gurus like Krishnamacharya, and his disciples like K.Pattabhi Jois and BKS Iyengar. Especially Guru K.Pattabhi Jois kept the original tradition of Ashtanga Yoga practice and taught without changing anything in the methods.
So here is a tribute to Mysore Ashtanga Yogis:
- Tribute and honouring of the late Ashtanga yoga Master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois: Aloha. It was nearly two months before Sri K. Pattabhi Jois' 94 birthday puja to be celebrated on the full moon day of July that the great Ashtanga Yoga master passed away, leaving his body on May 18th, 2009 with his family at his side at home in Mysore, India. His legacy, including 70 straight years of personally teaching Ashtanga yoga came to a rest. Approximately 14 months later, FULL MOON July 25, 2010 the first complete year cycle since Guruji's passing, a special 'Birthday puja' celebrating the 95th anniversary of his birth year was conducted by his daughter Saraswathi and her son KPJ Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI.org) director Sri R. Sharath Jois. They were joined by long time KPJAYI Sanskrit teacher Lakshmish and even a short chant by Sri R. Sharath's daughter Shraddha. Spontaneously, Sri R. Sharath Jois asked Eagle (of Pineappleyoga.com) to come upon the stage before the student body and recall his benefits, memories and inspirations that he received during his time practising with Guruji from 2001-2009. Delighted and honoured, Eagle spoke a few minutes from his heart, sharing his most profound respect for his teacher/ Guru Sri K.Pattabhi Jois as well as his current teacher, grandson Sri R. Sharath Jois and Saraswathi Jois for their endless devotion to the massive amounts of global students they teach and inspire, while always maintaining the pristine integrity of this scared method of Ashtanga Yoga. According to texts written by Shri, K.Pattabhi Jois demands that same poses should be done repeatedly six days a week, at first with a teacher and then by yourself. "To learn how to achieve concentration, the body first must be purified, and then mental strength developed. The method for purifying and strengthening the body is called asana. When the body is purified, the breath also becomes purified, and the diseases of the body are eliminated." -Ashtanga Yoga Master Shri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India.
- Tribute and honouring of the late Ashtanga Yoga Master Sri Krishnamacharya: Krishnamacharya was unique in many ways- as a master of yoga, as a teacher, as an Ayurvedic and as a scholar. Yoga guru has been on Yoga by Patanjali work incomparable name but Tirumalai Krishnamacharya in figures that mainstream re-use in the modern age comes to the forefront. VKS Iyengar's yoga guru was his disciple. He worked yoga delivering household. They were born on the same day, November 18, the year 1888. He drew attention to yoga. Stop pulse through your attainments, showed the car pulling hands and lift heavy objects from the teeth. He also wrote many essays, including Yogmkrnd, Yogasanglu, Yogrhsy and Yogwali. See directly; it can be said documenting yoga. To meet the great yogi Yogeshwar Ram Mohan Brmhachari and yoga learning he travelled barefoot to Mount Kailash. In his well-known disciples Tikevi Desikcr, Indira Devi, BKS Iyengar, to Pattabhi Jois, AG Mohan Srivastava may be one of the Ramaswamy. "Yoga is an awareness, a type of knowing. Yoga will end in awareness. Yoga is arresting the fluctuations of the mind as said in the yoga sutras (of Patanjali). When the mind is without any movement, maybe for a quarter of an hour, or even quarter of a minute, you will realise that yoga is the nature of infinite awareness, infinite knowing. There is no other object there."
- R. Sharath Joshi is a tutor, specialist and belong to ancestry holder of Ashtanga Yoga from the legacy of his grandfather K. Pattabhi Joie.
- Now, He is controlling the administration of the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India.
- Son Jois was born in Mysore on 29th September 1971 by the daughter of K. Pattabhi Jois, Saraswati Rangaswamy. Jois was born in a family with having a vibrant culture. They were full of art. They were devoted to practice, safeguarding. He learned Ashtanga yoga from T. Krishnamacharya from him his grandfather also learned yoga. Jois was always in yoga since his birth, and eventually, he started doing yoga asanas by the age of 7, but they were casually done till the age of 14. He opted to study Ashtanga Yoga with his grandfather when he got 19. As a result, he's the lineage holder of Ashtanga yoga today not like lord Budha who was only into meditation teaching.
- By the age of 19 his mother advised him to become an assistant of his grandfather as there were many learners were in the yoga Shala and grandfather age is catching up. He grows older man now and can't teach with the same efficiency. Indian Yoga School pays its rich tributes to these great masters of Yoga of our times who will be Ashtanga Yoga gurus for all the generations practicing this amazing Yogic science.