Desikachar devoted his life to studying and teaching the Yoga that his father, Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, brought forth from the Great Tradition. Professor. Krishnamacharya’s son T. K. V. Desikachar lived and studied with his father all his In The Heart of Yoga Desikachar offers a distillation of his father’s system as . The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice by T.K.V. Desikachar My rating: 5 of 5 stars Amazon page This book’s author, T.K.V.

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Desikachar discusses all the elements of yoga–poses and counterposes, conscious breathing, meditation, and philosophy–and shows how the yoga student may develop a practice tailored to his or her current state of health, age, occupation, and lifestyle. Inner Traditions March Length: There is a glossary of terms that are used throughout the book.

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice by T.K.V. Desikachar

His desikachhar are presented simply and practically, so as to give confidence that he knows of what he speaks. Email required Address never made public. This is a revised edition of The Heart of Yoga. Developing a Personal Practice. This book also discusses the goals of yoga beyond just expertise in asana, and it is a great resource for going deeper into your practice.

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice

In the quest toward the wholeness, the union of mind, body and spirit that Yoga offers, this book is a useful tool and a wise companion. I enjoyed this book. Desikachar has based his method on Krishnamacharya’s fundamental concept of viniyogawhich maintains that practices must be continually adapted to the individual’s changing needs to achieve the maximum therapeutic value.


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I kind of wish there was like a flow chart with words and meanings. We must start with the reality of our situation.

Glad I purchased tje. Dec 15, Debora Perez rated pf it was amazing. So yoga yoya the step toward advaita. This is a tough book to read all the way through because it is so dense. A must for students and teachers alike. I imagined it was written by someone who lives in a lovely, peaceful secluded place where they can just meditate and When I first began yoga, I loved going to class but found my at-home practice to be uninspiring, so I really only practiced in class.

Just like when it is said that the guru will appear when the student is ready, this book is most suited for me at this point of my practise. Some will appreciate that the sutras are written in Sanskrit, a Romanized phonetical Sanskrit, and in English.

You go through the whole thing thinking “This man speaks sense”. Krishnamacharya is a rock star in the yoga world for all he has accomplished in bringing yogic desikachad to a broad audience.

Desikachar lived and studied with his father until Krishnamacharya’s death in Everyone in my class really enjoys it. How it should happen is through the constant teaching of that which will be relevant to the student.

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Concept and Meaning 2. The Heart of Yoga is divided into four parts.

The Heart of Yoga

Jun 03, Marta Kuzmiak rated it it was amazing. You are commenting using your Facebook account. So, I put this book aside on my shelf and forgot about it. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! The first two parts form the core of the book, and make up the bulk of its length. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today!

After an extraordinary life of service and healing, Sir TKV Deslkachar reached the lotus feet of yoag lord on 08 August at 2. Jois developed the vigorous and flowing Ashtanga Vinyasa style of yoga, which is the direct ancestor of Power Yoga—a popular style among fitness buffs in the West.

I know I’ll be returning to this book again and again through the training process hearf as a teacher of yoga. Other chapters on sequencing of postures may not be too easy for new studnets to understand, so it is better if they attend a class with a good teacher. It’s succinct, yet broad.