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Ashtanga Yoga and the Athletes

To learn how to achieve concentration, the body first must be purified, and then mental strength developed. The method for purifying and strengthening the body is called asana. When the body is purified, the breath also becomes purified, and the diseases of the body are eliminated.”

— Yoga Master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India

Elite training for Athletes, Dancers, Musicians and Artists

The principal of great performances, that of Athletes, Dancers, Musicians and Artists, is AWARENESS. The ability to be AWARE during a performance is pure and free flowing creative expression. The practice of traditional Ashtanga Yoga as set out by Yoga Master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India is a “MASTER KEY” to the cultivation of focused attention in action.

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois lived until his 94th year teaching the traditional method of Ashtanga Yoga. His service in teaching this method of Ashtanga Yoga covered 70 years time. Today, Guruji’s grandson Sri R. Sharath Jois is now furthering this wonderful tradition and practice for generations to come.

A true effort should be made to travel to Mysore, India to receive the direct instruction from Sri R. Sharath Jois on this method of Ashtanga Yoga at the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. However, if travel to South India is not possible at this time, please find a “Authorized” or “Certified” Ashtanga Yoga teacher to learn the method correctly and with safety.

To practice on the Island of Kauai please see the CLASSES page or
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Professional Athlete Development

The practice of traditional Ashtanga Yoga as a daily lifestyle is the most complete and balanced system in and of itself. When taking a look at repetitive motions during training, resting and performance, over time we begin to see a undenied relationship to the re-balancing of the Athlete with daily practice. The Athlete soon finds “ease” in any and all of the movements needed to perform to their highest abilities. The development of control of the breath, lifting of the pelvic floor with a stable lower abdomin–Mula Bandha & Uddiyana Bandha and increasing our foots contact with the ground, plus our ability to maintain DRISHTI (focus). This forms the foundation of “balance and freedom” in motion. It is ancient science.

Athletes often already have a sense of “inner radar” to a range of degrees. Over time the Athlete will become very sensitive to the inner workings of his body, breath and mind. This will serve to decrease the amount of injuries that occur as well as increase the athletes recovery rate. The mind will sharpen to the task at hand as it has a sense of the present breath. As the individual transforms into a “lighter” Athlete, it will allow the performer to reveal their greatest potential, complete freedom.

It is the intention of “Ashtanga For Athletes” to support and empower each performer for each performance. Mahalo to Sri K. Pattabhi Jois for maintaining the tradition for the benefit of Athletes all over the World.

 

 

 

Applications of Ashtanga Yoga from a yogi-Athlete


Please contact Eagle for more INFORMATION regarding “Ashtanga for Athletes” and classes on Kauai.

INSTRUCTOR: Eagle, see his journey from professional racquetball to healing with Ashtanga Yoga and beyond,

please visit this link: About Eagle.

“Daily practice with an intention to grow and evolve will bring you to your best.”


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“The practice of YOGA is the single most important tool to the MODERN ATHLETE”

— Eagle (Ashtanga For Athletes)

 

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INSPIRATION JOURNAL
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Where Prana Meets Mana (May/June 2010)

 

Houston Press Cover Story with Eagle “Speed of Light”
by Jesse Washington, November 23, 2000.
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