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Pattabhi Jois

  Seasonally appropriate. The Yoga Pie (Chart). 99% practice. 1% theory. Mmmmmmm. *Inspired by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009) who founded Ashtanga Yoga and was famously known to say, “Yoga is 99 percent practice and 1 percent theory.” —— Earlier… Handy Sanskrit Cheat Chart (sorta) What’s Your Yoga Style? [Infographic] Five Koshas Infographic Study Chart What Is Your Yogi [...]


Happiest of happy birthdays to a legend of modern yoga, Sri K Pattabhi Jois. The student of T. Krishnamacharya and founder of Ashtanga yoga, the vigorous vinyasa practice we know today (and Madonna‘s fave), would have turned 96 this year.  Guruji passed away in May 2009, but his legacy lives on on the mat, and in his famous words, “Practice, practice, [...]

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Not to be outdone by the peace lovin’ yoga festivus circuit, the Ashtanga community is joining together for their very own yoga showdown. And none of you yella bellied posers are invited! Just kidding, they didn’t actually say that. They did, however, make sure we’re clear this is not a “festival” necessitating fire eaters on [...]


It’s Sharath Jois, grandson of the late Sri K. Pattabhi, LIVE in NYC! Well, it’s not LIVE anymore, but you can still watch the class, if you’re into that sort of thing. Sharath led the first-ever Ashtanga yoga worldwide broadcast Friday morning April 8th at 6:30am EDT. There will be a second broadcast next Friday [...]


Ack! Remember this pic? It’s infamous! Though there are some discrepancies over it’s authenticity, there’s no question the subject of good touch bad touch in yoga adjustments is tricky business. If you’ve been following the Graspin’ Aspen case in CO you know it could warrant jail time and sex offender status. Or how about this [...]


Yesterday was Guru Purnima, the day in Indian tradition where Gurus, teachers, those who bring us from darkness to light, are acknowledged and honored.  Today is the birth date of Yoga Hero Sri K Pattabhi Jois, who was born in 1915, which would make him 95 years old. Jois left his earthly body in May [...]


Shout out to the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, who left his earthliness one year ago. He would be proud to know we are all still practicing practicing practicing… In Memorium: Paying Tribute to Sri K. Pattabhi Jois This Too Shall Pass: Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Dead at 93 Mysore, India: Images from Sri K. [...]

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[Because It’s Monday!] Yoga Teacher FAIL? Yikes! Um…we’re kinda speechless about this one. A keen-eyed tipster tipped us off to this rather, uh, gripping snapshot from the ridiculously popular cheezburger failblog. And we’re fairly certain this is the late Pattabhi Jois, anyone confirm? Obviously we know (can assume?) nothing scandalous is going on here. Butt…*cringe* [...]


This Sunday, July 26, marks what would have been Sri K Pattabhi Jois‘ 94th Earthly Birthday Celebration. Some may recall his spiritual birthday July 7th as the Guru Purnima, which as part of traditional Indian culture, was celebrated as the day of honoring all spiritual leaders who were born this month. We wish a happy birthday [...]