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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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Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who lived to be over year 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. Add to Cart Add to Cart. I kind of wish there was like a flow neart with words and meanings. He focused first on strength, muscular power and flexibility; second on the practice to 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 tge mind, meditate with humility.

Desikachar No preview available te In The Heart of YogaDesikachar 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.

How the Brahmin class for centuries could have thought that w This is an excellent book on all aspects of yoga that is comprehensive without feeling tedious or too heavy.

Therefore, surrender to Yoga”. I didn’t really understand yoga before reading this book. However, the parts I found useful were desikachhar good, and I feel more welcome and confident in my yoga practice for having read this. Developing a Personal Practice by T. Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who lived to be over years old, was one of the greatest yogis of the modern era.

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It’s hard to really say I’m “finished” with this book, because I’ve gone back so many times and read and re-read and highlighted so many passages! Namaste Book Club first book club pick.


Wonderful food for thought. 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 tue no matter how strong or flexible you are, you are desikwchar doing yoga.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. It has a lot of the basics, the yoga sutras and vinyasa philosophy from its originator. In addition to what I thought were well-written, concise, and informative chapters, there are a number of ancillary features that are beneficial. Part IV is called the Yoganjalisaramwhich is a poem of 32 stanzas each consisting of three to six lines.

This book is one of our required texts. Instead, the book focus on having the right understanding of what yoga is, and how you can approach so it can be more fruitful for your personal growth, and not just for physical benefits. The great gift of The Heart of Yoga lies not simply in the depth of Desikachar’s learning, but in the compassion, gentleness, practicality, and down-to-earth spirit that permeate the book.

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice

A great one for people looking to start to delve a bit deeper into a very authentic, yet adaptable philosophy of yoga. The Heart of Yoga is divided into four parts. The Heart of Yoga: The perfect starting point. Dec 07, Kirtida Gautam rated it it was amazing Shelves: He learned from his father the need to be sensitive to the differences of each student and to customise the teachings their needs.

A beautifully written book with a lot of yogic insight and wisdom.

I think what I found so appealing about this book is that the author has a pragmatic, down-to-earth, and open-minded approach to yoga. This yofa would be probably be best for someone who has a basic knowledge of yoga through asana practice and who is looking to understand better the spiritual philosophy behind the practice.

Lists with This Book. Developing a Personal Practice. The first two parts form the core of the book, and make up the bulk of its length. Anyone interested in yoga. I really believe that when you have a need, and articulate it, the right thing would come your way. As a result of these unconscious responses, the mind becomes more and more dependent on od until we accept the actions of yesterday as the norms of today. This is one of the best books I have read on Yog.


Most of us are in dualism, and we have to accept duality and start from duality before it can become one, before we can know nonduality.

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I plan to return to it often, for inspiration and insights. How the Brahmin class for centuries could have thought that women were incapable and unsuitable for a spiritual practice when they embody creation is beyond me I’m desikachat a yoga newbie, so a lot of it thd over my head. See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices.

A structural engineer by training, T. Brilliant, inspiring book, and a comprehensive guide to essential yoga practice and philosophy. Mar 21, Brittni rated it it was amazing.

Unfortunately, I was a beginner and found this book to be over my head. I learned that yoga is way more than being a human pretzel. TKV Desikachar, son and student of T Krishnamacharya had the privilege of living and studying with T Krishnamacharya from until Krishnamacharya’s death in View all my reviews Share on Facebook, Twitter, Email, etc.

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

On every page I found myself. After an extraordinary life of service and healing, Sir TKV Desikachar reached the lotus feet of the lord on 08 August at 2. May 01, Monica rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. 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 desikacbar achieve the maximum therapeutic value.