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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.and#160; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; A contemporary classic by a world-renowned teacher.and#160; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; This new edition adds thirty-two poems by Krishnamacharya that capture the essence of his teachings.and#160; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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 andlt;iandgt;viniyogaandlt;/iandgt;, which maintains that practices must be continually adapted to the individual's changing needs to achieve the maximum therapeutic value.and#160; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In andlt;iandgt;The Heart of Yogaandlt;/iandgt; Desikachar offers a distillation of his father's system as well as his own practical approach, which he describes as andquot;a program for the spine at every level--physical, mental, and spiritual.andquot; 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.and#160; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This is a revised edition of andlt;iandgt;The Heart of Yoga.andlt;/iandgt;
A world-renowned teacher outlines a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to viniyoga--yoga adapted to the needs of the individual. 300 photos/illustrations.
About the Author
A structural engineer by training, T. K. V. Desikachar lived and studied with his father until Krishnamacharya's death in 1989. 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.
Table of Contents
andlt;bandgt;Heart of Yogaandlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Developing a Personal Practiceandlt;/iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;A Blessing from Indra Devi andlt;BRandgt;Forword by Vanda Scaravelli andlt;BRandgt;Introduction by Mark Whitwell andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Part I The Practice of Yogaandlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;1. Yoga: Concept and Meaning andlt;BRandgt;2. The Foundations of Yoga Practice andlt;BRandgt;3. The Principles of Asana Practice andlt;BRandgt;4. The Careful Construction of a Yoga Practice andlt;BRandgt;5. Asana Variations andlt;BRandgt;6. Pranayama andlt;BRandgt;7. The Bandhas andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Part II The Understanding of Yogaandlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;8. The Things That Darken the Heart andlt;BRandgt;9. Actions Leave Traces andlt;BRandgt;10. The World Exists to Be Seen and Discovered andlt;BRandgt;11. Living in the World andlt;BRandgt;12. The World Exists to Set Us Free andlt;BRandgt;13. The Qualities of the Mind andlt;BRandgt;14. Nine Obstacles on the Yoga Way andlt;BRandgt;15. The Many Paths of Yoga andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Part III The Yoga Sutra of Patanjaliandlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Part IV Yoganjalisaramandlt;/bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Appendix 1 The Texts Mentioned in This Book andlt;BRandgt;Appendix 2 Four General Practice Sequences andlt;BRandgt;Glossaryandnbsp;
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