Quotes – Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (July 26, 1915 – May 18, 2009) was an Indian yoga teacher who developed the popular and gymnastic style of yoga referred to as Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga or Ashtanga Yoga. In 1948, Jois established the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute (now known as the Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute) in Mysore, India.

“Yoga is 99% practice and 1% knowledge.” Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

“The full ashtanga system practiced with devotion leads to freedom within one’s heart.” Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

“Yoga is for internal cleansing, not external exercising. Yoga means true self-knowledge.” Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

“So whether you do your first downward dog at 14 or 44, it’s not your history but your presence on your mat that counts.” Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois