The Heart of Yoga by T. K. V. Desikachar – Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who lived to be over years old, was one of the greatest yogis of the modern era. 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. 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 .

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I picked it up and became completely absorbed in it. It touches on diet, physical technique, philosophy, and religion.

In addition, I would be hard-pressed to think of a book I would recommend more highly to any yoga student seeking to deepen a yoga practice. By far the most accessible, in depth, and ov text I’ve encountered in my yoga teacher training to this point. Skickas inom vardagar.

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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 quiet mind, meditate with humility.


It is a very interesting idea. After reading the book, it will not come as quite the surprise that T. To ask other readers questions about The Heart of Yogaplease sign up.

Philosophies behind yogi practitioners. Desikachar, was the yogaa and student of T. The Heart of Yoga: Namaste Book Club first book club pick. This is a tough book to read all the way through because it is so dense.

Its aim is not to teach one yoga for all, but to help individuals tailor yoga to their own needs. However, the parts I found useful were very good, and I feel more welcome and confident in my yoga practice for having read this.

In particular, I didn’t enjoy the breakdown of the Yoga Sutras at the end of the book.

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He was the teacher of B. There is a glossary of terms that are used throughout the book. Dec 30, Oksana Taran rated it it was amazing. 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 Dec 15, Debora Perez rated it it was amazing.

Desikachar lived and studied with his father until Krishnamacharya’s death in More books from this author: I enjoyed this book.

I was wrong about it being so distant from my everyday life- it is actually written in a very approachable way, by someone who understands that its readers will be learning yoga while also facing the challenges of living in today’s world. This is a revised edition of The Heart of Yoga. Where is the disease when the mind is clear?

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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 hearh health, age, occupation, and hheart.

Wonderful food for thought. Fast-forward to more than a year later.

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice

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. This book is one of our required texts.

Now, another year later, I am in yoga teacher training. I wanted to actively bring od things into my daily life.

Indira Devi was a Westerner actress who took an Indian name and was among the first teachers to introduce yoga to America and to adapt it to American needs.