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The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice

Author T. K. V. Desikachar
ISBN-10 089281764X
ISBN-13 9780892817641
Year 1999-03-01
Pages 244
Language English
Publisher Inner Traditions
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The first Yoga text to outline a step by step sequence for developing a complete practice according to viniyoga yoga adapted to the needs of the individual A contemporary classic by a world renowned teacher This new edition adds thirty two poems by Krishnamacharya that capture the essence of his teachings Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya who lived to be over 100 years old was one of the greatest yogis of the modern era Elements of Krishnamacharya s teaching have become well known around the world through the work of B K S Iyengar Pattabhi Jois and Indra Devi who all studied with Krishnamacharya Krishnamacharya s son T K V Desikachar lived and studied with his father all his life and now teaches the full spectrum of Krishnamacharya s yoga Desikachar has based his method on Krishnamacharya s fundamental concept of viniyoga which maintains that practices must be continually adapted to the individual s changing needs to achieve the maximum therapeutic value In The Heart of Yoga Desikachar offers a distillation of his father s system as well as his own practical approach which he describes as a program for the spine at every level physical mental and spiritual This is the first yoga text to outline a step by step sequence for developing a complete practice according to the age old principles of yoga 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 This is a revised edition of The Heart of Yoga



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