This is a work on progress, I've added it to the resource pages at the top of the blog, please feel free to add comment with suggestions for anything else you've found that you think should be included.
|More early asana photos at end of page|
Slideshow from Anthony Gary Lopedota's Ashtanga Yoga Therapy site
Graeme Northfield Gallery
......... Misc, Photos ********** INTERVIEWS
|Wisdom of the Masters YJ June1995|
An Interview with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
INTERVIEWS with Pattabhi Jois' early students.
please feel free to
Guy Donahaye Ashtanga Yoga Shala NYC and Mind Medicine blog are excellent resourses
Guy Donahaye along with Eddie Stern where behind the book Guruji (see below) which brings together interviews with many of Pattabhi Jois' early students.
from Mind Medicine
Reflections on "Guruji: A Portrait" - Interview with Elise Espat - Part I
Reflections on "Guruji: A Portrait" - Interview with Elise Espat - Part II
Reflections on "Guruji: A Portrait" - Interview with Elise Espat - Part III
Reflections on "Guruji: A Portrait" - Interview with Elise Espat - Part IV
from Ashtanga yoga Shala NYC
Yoga Mala by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois:
This seminal treatise on Ashtanga Yoga by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois – with its plethora of details on the Primary Series and thorough account of yoga philosophy & spirituality – will bring invaluable clarity to your understanding and practice of Ashtanga Yoga.
Yoga Mala was first published in Jois’ native language, Kannada, in 1962, and then into English in 1999. Jois holds the titles Yogasana Visharada (expert in yoga asana) and Vedanta Vidvan (professor of vedanta philosophy).
read an excerpt of Yoga Mala via www.kpjayi.org
ISBN-10: 0865476624 & ISBN-13: 978-0865476622
Surya Namaskara by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois:
The Surya Namaskara form the foundation for the entire method of the practice of yoga… So, if the Surya Namaskara are first learned properly and their inner meaning grasped, then all the various asanas, pranayamas and the like that follow them will be useful and beneficial in their outcomes.
In creating this small booklet, it is Pattabhi Jois’ wish that all practitioners who undertake the practice of Surya Namaskara do so with a proper understanding of their inner significance and of their practical method, so that health, clarity of mind and spiritual elevation may be achieved.
read an excerpt via www.kpjayi.org
Guruji a Portrait of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois:
An incredibly valuable book on Yoga and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois: This is a collection of 27 extensive interviews with Guruji’s closest and most advanced students. It is filled with such deep and varying insights revealing the incredible depth, love, knowledge and humour of our beloved Guruji’s yogivally house-holder life.
purchase via www.amazon.com
ISBN-10: 0865477493 & ISBN-13: 978-0865477490
"In fact, David and I had no idea that there were two separate series until the end of that first four-month trip, when we were leaving, at which point Guruji gave us a sheet of paper with a list of the postures, which were listed as Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A, and Advanced B. At this point he told us to practice one series a day, and only once a day".
from Ashtanga Yoga as it was (The long and the short of it ) Nancy Gilgoff
many thanks to Anon for passing it along and especially to Nancy for giving permission to post it this morning and share with the community at large.
Available as pfd download from googledocs
Pattabhi Jois' READING LIST from from the 'original' Ashtanga diploma syllabus list given to Nancy Gilgoff and David Williams in 1974
As far as I can tell the Serial Samakritha Shikshaka mentioned in the first and 2nd year seems to be a Sanskrit course
Here's the reading list and below that the same list with links to editions either free pdf an/or perhaps on Amazon.
(siva?) Sutra Samhita
We can see that Pattabhi Jois begins the course by introducing his students to Sanskrit in the first and 2nd year but also in the first year we see he includes the first part of his Book Yoga Mala, this section of his text outlines the Yama and Niyama, the moral guidelines of Patanjali's Ashtanga.
In the second and third year Pattabhi Jois covers the classic Hatha yoga texts, The hatha yoga pradipka in the second year, the Gheranda in the third and Siva Samihita in the fourth as well as Yogasanagalu in the third year from which much of the hatha material is said to be originally taken and is a full treatment of the Ashtanga 8 limb methodology. The fourth year gets deeper into yoga philosophy with the yoga upanishads the bhagavad gita and at last Patanjali's actual yoga sutras, perhaps following the sanskrit course in the first two years read in the original sanskrit. Adi Sankara's text Aparokahanubhuti is also included in the fourth year. Pattabhi Jois belonged to the Hoysala Brahmin caste, a subset of the popular Smarta Brahmins whose root teacher was Adi Shankara.
Ashtanga was always a spiritual practice, the classic yoga texts taught alongside the asana just as Krishnamacharya would lecture on yoga philosophy while his students presented their asana demonstrations. We lose focus perhaps when we approach our asana practice in isolation.
|or this recent Sanskrit course from Zoë Slatoff-Ponté who is also an Ashtanga teacher. I haven't seen a copy but have heard good things about it|
|Pattabhi Jois' original text, still the ONLY* Ashtanga vinyasa 'method' book you really need|
|LINK to pdf on post|
Aparokahanubhuti (self realization by Adi Sankara)
I also have a soft spot for Aranya's excellent commentary HERE
Also Swamiji's online edition, an excellent resource HERE
tr. by K. Narayanasvami Aiyar
|Free pdf LINK|
See also perhaps this earlier post with links to texts in Krishnamachary's Yoga Makaranda bibliography
What did Krishnamacharya study with his Guru in Tibet- Yogacarya Krishnamacharya - The Purnacarya. Edited by Mala Srivatsan
- for a fuller selection of Ashtanga and other Yoga videos see the phenomenal list compiled
by Terry Slade
48 Suryanamaskaras every day (7.00)
finishing sequence (11:30)
150 breaths in Shoulderstand (12.35)
also the three hour headstand and where to place the head or not
Documentaries about Pattabhi Jois
(this is my favourite, thank you to Rachel for passing it along)
|Pattabhi Jois and Manju Jois from http://ashtanga.pro/jois/|
|Pattabhi Jois - Samastithi|
|Pattabhi Jois - Surya namaskara 1st Vinyasa|
|Pattabhi Joi - Surya namaskara, 2nd Vinyasa Uttanasana|
|Pattabhi Jois - Surya namaskara, 3rd and 7th vinyasa|
|Pattabhi Jois - Surya namaskara, 4th Vinyasa Chaturanga Dandasana|
|Pattabhi Jois - Surya namaskara, 5th vinyasa, Urdhva Mukha Svanasana|
|Pattabhi Jois - Surya namaskara, 6th Vinyasa, Adho Mukha Svanasana|
|Pattabhi Jois - 2nd Surya Namaskara 1st Vinyasa, Uttkatasana|
|Pattabhi Jois - 2nd Surya namaskara 7th Vinyasa Virabhadrasana|
|Pattabhi Jois - Ardha baddha Padma Paschimattanasana|
|Pattabhi Jois - Garbha Pindasana|
|Pattabhi Jois - Setu Bandhasana|
|Pattabhi Jois - Sarvangasana|
|Pattabhi Jois - Sirsasana|
|Pattabhi Jois - Baddha Padmasana|
|Pattabhi Jois - Mayurasana|
|Pattabhi Jois - Vasisthasana|
|Pattabhi Jois - Visvamitrasana|
|Pattabhi Jois - Galavasana|
|Pattabhi Jois - Astavakrasana|
|Pattabhi Jois - Purna Matsyendrasana|
|Pattabhi Jois - Viranchyasana A|
|Pattabhi Jois - Viparita Salabhasana|
|Pattabhi Jois - Adhomukhavrkasana|
|Pattabhi Jois - Adhomukhavrkasana|
|Pattabhi Jois - Durvasana, Galavasana, Viranchyasana|