ashtanga vinyasa yoga

pictures by alan little

link to Mysore yoga photos

“Yoga is very difficult. Every day practice, practice, practice”
(Pattabhi Jois)

Students practicing in Pattabhi Jois's yoga shala in Mysore

“Do your practice and all is coming”
(Pattabhi Jois)

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois at his July 2000 workshop in New York

Lino Miele

“The quickest way to still the mind is to move the body”
(Gabrielle Roth)

Lino Miele practicing in Kovalam, India, January 2000

Danny Paradise

Danny Paradise demonstration, Oxford, summer 1998

Danny paradise with students

Danny with students at his 1998 summer school in Oxford

Yoga mats

“We must remember that knowledge of one's own deep nature is also simultaneously knowledge of human nature in general”
(Abraham Maslow, The Further Reaches of Human Nature)

David Swenson workshop, Munich, March 2001

Raphael da Bora

“Just be happy where you are, and breathe”

Raphael da Bora teaching a workshop in Munich, April 2002. More pictures …

David Williams

What you can see is not very important. All the important stuff's the invisible.
David Williams - quoting, as somebody kindly pointed out to me, Antoine de Saint Exupery's The Little Prince

“But tomorrow and plans for tomorrow can have no significance at all unless you are in full contact with the reality of the present, since it is in the present and only in the present that you live. There is no other reality than present reality, so that, even if one were to live for endless ages, to live for the future would be to miss the point everlastingly.

If happiness always depends on something expected in the future, we are chasing a will-o'-the-wisp that ever eludes our grasp, until the future, and ourselves, vanish into the abyss of death.”

(Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity)

Pictures © 1998 to 2005 Alan Little