The word yoga has three meanings; opportunity, prosperity and unification. Yoga is also the sacred knowledge of how to heal imbalances and eventually become one with ourselves.
When Manju taught yoga with his father Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India in the 1960’s, almost all of the students had some form of disease or illness. Often health care could not help the patient and they were asked to go to yoga as a last resort. They then used the yoga therapy and knowledge of how to heal imbalances through yoga to cure and relieve physical and mental ailments.
This knowledge has never before been taught to western stu-dents, so it is with great joy we now open a window into one of the most fundamental, but the least explored parts of Ashtanga yoga.
Authors: Manju Jois, Anna Bjärkvik, Camilla Silver & Johan Lundback