Interesting travel review of Mysore, Ashtanga Yoga Institute

It’s not every day that a travel report features Mysore and the Ashtanga Yoga Institute. So this caught my eye.

It’s from something called India Travel Portal. A few highlights:

The country has been acknowledged as the official inventors of yoga, and with more and more popularity of the art, even tourists are coming here to the land, to have a rendezvous with this practice and to get acquainted. The Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute is one of the top 10 Yoga and Ayurveda Institutes in the country, and through its modern practices it is a huge hit among the masses.

Location of the Institute:
The popular Institute is located in the Mysore city, 235 8th Cross,  3rd Stage Gokulam, in the state of Karnataka, and was established to promote the yoga practice, in a more modernized version by K. Pattabhai Jois, who learned his yoga skills from the renowned 20th century yoga guru Krishnamacharya. His form of yoga is more popularly known as Power Yoga these days.


Higher level practices:
With the basic asanas and teachings of yoga, Ashtanga yoga has some higher practices as well, which has helped it earn the name of Power Yoga, meaning the one that works instantly on any ailment. Some of these practices are bandhas, the internal body locks through muscle contraction; the nine form of drishtis or gaze which is essential to develop focus; and thirdly mantras, the Sanskrit verses which gives it the traditional touch. These three practices are the unique features of Ashtanga Yoga.


A week or two in the Institute, learning their teachings, understanding their concepts and experiencing a spiritual world available nowhere else, Ashtanga Yoga institute will give you an amazing comfortable and leisure time on an Indian holiday.

Here’s what the site says about itself:

Planning to travel India? Have a guiding experience into this magical World with, which tells you all about the diverse cultures, the charming languages, the exquisite mountains and the enthralling deserts.

Here you can read about the best places to visit, the best time to visit, the best things to do and the best things to shop, and thereby acquainting you to a land of ethnicity and traditions.

IndiaTravelPortal introduces you to the most popular tourist destinations in India, along with the best attractions and accommodations.

I’m not sure that it sounds all that authoritative about the Institute. But who am I to say?

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Two Ashtangis write about their practice and their teachers.

2 thoughts on “Interesting travel review of Mysore, Ashtanga Yoga Institute”

  1. It’s written by a journalist. The definition of a journalist is “someone who knows a little bit about everything, but not much about a specific topic – but doesn’t mind writing about it anyway”.

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