Pattabhi Jois and Yoga in India

Ashtanga Yoga Research InstituteA favorite quote of mine from Pattabhi Jois:

 If we practice the science of yoga, which is useful to the entire human community and which yields happiness both here and hereafter – if we practice it without fail, we will then attain physical, mental and spiritual happiness, and our minds will flood towards the Self.

                                                                                Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois

Perhaps you’ve already read the article, “Pilgrimage to the Heart of Yoga” in BusinessWeek Online about the wave of yogis ascending to Mysore, India to practice at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute, but if you haven’t read it yet, I’d recommend taking a look at it. If you’ve never been to India, you’ll wish you could go, and if you have been to India, you’ll start planning your next trip. Here’s a quick excerpt:

At 5 p.m. on a breezy Saturday, the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in the southern Indian city of Mysore is buzzing. Students from around the globe are thronging the steps of the three-story, light-gray concrete building. Clad in light-colored cotton pants and T-shirts, their backs ramrod straight, their eyes and skin aglow, they are queuing up to greet Sharath Ranga-swamy, 35, a master of Ashtanga yoga, and his grandfather, Guruji K. Pattabhi Jois, the institute’s founder. Some are there to inquire about their classes, which start at 5 a.m. the next day, and some are still hoping to enroll….[Click here to read more!]

If you want to see some good pictures of one pilgrim’s trip to Mysore, click here.  Let me know if you have some good pics of your own!


  1. Hi
    I like your website.
    But why are almost all of your links to other sites or articles dead. ?
    Thanks for the good read

  2. Michael –
    It looks like the links to the shala pictures are no longer working. Apparently the person hosting the website is no longer doing so. Sorry about that. Maybe I’ll see if I can find some different pictures because the pictures were way cool. Let me know if you run across other links that aren’t working and I’ll try to replace them with ones that are, if at all possible or reasonable. Take care.

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