Tag Archives: Ashtanga

yoga makaranda

krishnamacharya

The Yoga Makaranda was Krishnamacharya’s first book, it was written in 1932, supposedly over four days and published in 1934. It was clearly a major influence on Krishanamacharya’s student Sri K Patabhi Jois’s own book Yoga Mala and of the Ashtanga practice, as well as many of the current styles of Yoga.

Yoga Makaranda Part I

Yoga Makaranda Part II


rocket yoga asana demonstration

Rocket Yoga, also known as ‘The Rocket’, is a style of yoga developed by Larry Schultz in San Francisco during the 1980s. Rocket Yoga is rooted in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice of yoga. It is combined with and restructured from the Primary and Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as well as key postures from the 3rd and 4th advanced series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Schultz’s yoga was first called “Rocket Yoga” by Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead, because Weir said, “It gets you there faster.”


what is yoga

Yoga is chitta vritti nirodhah. . .

You take practice, practice, practice.  That is method.

-Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Interview from documentary “Enlighten Up”