About AYS

The hallmarks of this particular approach are:

  • Careful attention to and precise application of the breath.
  • Adaptation of posture.
  • Dynamic as well as static posture work.
  • Careful sequencing of postures.
  • Understanding of the philosphy of Yoga as written in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and its use and application in the modern world.
  • The use of sound and chanting.
  •  Relaxation techniques.
  •  Meditation.

Because of the confusion around the term "Viniyoga", in 2002 Desikachar requested that his students no longer use the term. Consequently, the national body inspired by these teachings in the UK changed its name from Viniyoga Britain (VB) to the Association of Yoga Studies (aYs).

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