Ashtanga heads to China

I’m sure not for the first time, but a first big time.

If you had been on the Ashtanga Institute in Mysore’s website recently, you probably noticed a flyer that Sharath would be in China for the first India-China Yoga Festival.

Here’s a little roundup:

Twenty of India’s most renowned gurus representing different yoga schools, from Ashtanga yoga and Krishnamacharya yoga mandiram to Iyengar yoga, are in Dujiangyan to hold workshops ranging from the benefits of pranayama and surya shakti to ‘yoga for pregnancy’.

On Thursday, the second of five days of intense workshops, a sprawling gymnasium that can hold a thousand people was filled to capacity to listen to the well-known Ashtanga yoga practitioner from Mysuru, R. Sharath Jois, the grandson of pioneering Ashtanga guru K. Pattabhi Jois.

“Now yoga is new in China, but there has been an immense response,” he told MAIL TODAY. “Everyone wants to learn traditional practice, so it is getting started here now. Hopefully, in a couple of years more and more yoga practitioners will be here.”

The same Mail story is reporting there are concerns of attacks on International Day of Yoga back in India.

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Two Ashtangis write about their practice and their teachers.

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