Actions, More than Prayer, Bring World Peace

The Salt Lake Tribune reported on His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, in a visit to the Huntsman Center. He said the quest for world peace, oddly enough, should emphasize action over prayer. “I am a Buddhist, and prayer is part of my daily practice,” the Tibetan told the nearly full venue at the University of Utah. […]

Why Americans Pray

In an article in the Christian Science Monitor, it was revealed that prayer is both widespread and meaningful; something practiced by majority of people in making big life decisions. In a Pew survey cited in the article, 9 in 10 religious Americans say they rely “a lot” on prayer while 1 in 10 with no religious affiliation turn […]

Ashtanga Yoga Confluence

What is Ashtanga Yoga?

Ashtanga yoga is one of the oldest forms of yoga. It was first recorded in ancient Indian manuscripts, but brought to life by K. Pattabhi Jois in 1948. After leading the yoga philosophy department at the Sanskrit College of Mysore from 1937-1973, Jois established the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India which became training […]

Watch a Demonstration of the Ashtanga Primary Series with Pattabhi Jois

This video is not an exercise video. It is intended for educational, artistic, and spiritual purposes. It is a demonstration of an advanced practice taught by Ashtanga master Pattabhi Jois to six experienced students. If you decide to practice or train with it, proceed at your own risk. This video was filmed in Los Angeles, CA and published in 1993 by Yoga Work Productions. Their hope is to inspire its viewers and, if you want to enjoy the benefits of Ashtanga yoga, do so under the supervision of a certified instructor.

Master Instructor: Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

Students: Chuck Miller, Maty Ezraty, Eddie Stern, Tim Miller, Richard Freeman, Karen Haberman.

Outside of their individual studios, these teachers can be sought at the San Diego Ashtanga center: