What is the AYP?

The Ashtanga Yoga Project is an information super Hub for Information about Ashtanga

What is Ashtanga?

Ashtanga Yoga is the 8 limbed path to liberation

What are the 8 limbs?

Yama: Interacting in the world with integrity by:

  • causing no intentional harm
  • telling the truth
  • not stealing
  • controlling how we use our energy
  • not hoarding resources, possessions or thoughts


Niyama: How we cultivate an internal environment that leads to happiness.

  • Internal and external cleanliness of thoughts, body and mind
  • Practicing gratitude for what we have
  • Discipline
  • Study of ourselves, techniques and books which deepen our connection to who we really are
  • Surrender

Asana: Practice of physical yoga poses that make the body healthy and strong so that the practitioner can focus on personal development. The practice is designed to bring awareness to patterns of thought and lifestyle choices that prevent the practitioner from being healthy and happy.  This site  is dedicated to the practice methods made popular by Sri K Pattabhi Jois of Mysore India.

Pranayama: the use of breathing techniques to purify the body, still the mind and control our energies

Pratyahara: going within and tuning out the noise of the mind and the world

Dharana: Concentration and focus

Dhyana: Meditation or being able to sustain focus, stillness and a connection to the deeper self

Samadhi: Maintaining a deep and unbroken connection to universal consciousness.

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  • Regina

    Thank you so much for opening my eyes to this practice and to the people that passed it on throughout their life. I’m very grateful.


  • rob

    I enjoyed the photos and really like your goals, but I think you are only achieving the 3rd and 4th, not the first two. This still comes across as the beautiful and talented showing off their skills. It would be nice to see a portrayal of the progression the average body goes through, a less than skinny practitioner working through the poses, and injured person modifying a pose.

    Looking forward to seeing more.

    • admin

      I totally understand what you are saying. However, I share the pictures I receive. If you would like to show the progression of poses through your own body, please feel free to share them. They just need to be Ashtanga pictures and they need to be of good quality. Send them to shanna@wellnessfrominside.com

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