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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He has devoted his life to yoga instruction for people of all backgrounds and all levels of ability and currently teaches at the school founded in his father’s memory in Madras, as well as in Europe, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Lists with This Book. He focused first on strength, muscular power and flexibility; second on the practice desikwchar maintain good health and clear mind; and finally on going beyond the physical practice to focus on God, “Your Lord or mine, it does not matter, with a quiet mind, meditate with humility.

Respect for the ancient traditions begins from page one and continues through the inclusion of the yoga sutras, both in their original form, with translations and commentary. Concept and Meaning 2.

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Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who lived to be over years old, was one of the greatest yogis of the modern era. I’ve given it as a gift to other people interested in yoga, and they’ve all loved it.


May 25, Christine Mckenna rated it it was amazing. The understanding I gained helps me to deepen my practise and gives me more confidence that I am on the right path. I became a more serious practitioner and became more aware of how Western yoga is drifting from yoga’s original focus, and was interested in going deeper into the true, authentic practice of yoga.

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Jun 03, Marta Kuzmiak rated it it was amazing. Email required Address never made public.

Jun 10, Angela Dawn added it. Visuals and graphics are included, along with 4 practices to help beginners make that start. Desikachar is neither an ideologue nor flighty.

I am extremely happy to have found and read this. Some teachers say that is all that is needed.

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice

Desikachar lived and studied with his father all his life and now teaches the full spectrum of Krishnamacharya’s yoga. 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.

Add to Cart Add to Cart. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and Indira Devi. This is a tough book to read all the way through because it is so dense. Desikachar has based his method on Xesikachar fundamental concept of viniyoga, which maintains that practices must be continually adapted to the desikachag changing needs to achieve the maximum therapeutic value.

With this desire to go deeper, I remembered this book sitting on my shelf. Jois developed the hearr and flowing Ashtanga Vinyasa style of yoga, which is the direct ancestor of Power Yoga—a popular style among fitness buffs in the West.

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Paperbackpages. The physical and health benefits are just by-products of a healthy state of mind and personality.

New students would find certain segments would set a good foundation for the new practise, including the need to for the mind-breath-body connection without which no matter how strong or flexible you are, you are not doing yoga. Apr 03, Becky rated it it was amazing. I feel that here I am finally getting the full story, starting haert the ground up, thf than catching a snippet of something here or there in a yoga class or in other yoga-focused book. If you are into yoga I would definitely recommend this book.

This book is one of our hdart texts. Modernly the heart of Yoga is Krishnamacharya, his teachings are the central source of this knowledge and practice. Feb 28, Ebony Haywood rated it it was amazing. Everyone in my class really enjoys it.

After an extraordinary life of service and healing, Sir TKV Desikachar reached the lotus feet of the lord on 08 August at 2.