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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It is more than a physical practice and there is a lot to be learned! New Releases Books and The City. Unless you could study with Patanjali himself, you could hewrt find a truer Guru.

The Heart of Yoga

The first two parts form the core of the book, and make up the bulk of its length. In addition to what I thought were well-written, concise, and informative chapters, there are a number of ancillary features that are beneficial. Namaste Yoba Club first book club pick. This book is one of our required texts. Jan 18, Coleen rated it it was amazing. 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 deslkachar passages!

BOOK REVIEW: The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar | the !n(tro)verted yogi

Desikachar, the son of Krishnmacharya, it strikes a perfect tone where you feel like your teacher is beside you guiding you along your journey. Dec 07, Kirtida Gautam rated it it was amazing Shelves: Key Poses of Yoga: Part IV is called the Yoganjalisaramwhich is a poem of 32 stanzas each consisting of three to six lines.

Therefore, surrender to Yoga”. I picked it up and became completely absorbed in it. The Heart of Yoga by T.

True Crime Children’s Books. You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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. Developing a Personal Practice by T. Elements of Krishnamacharya’s teaching have become well known around the world through the work of B.


I’m just a yoga newbie, so a lot of it went over my head. For over 50 years, TKV Desikachar has devoted himself to teaching yoga and making it relevant to people from all walks of life and with all kinds of abilities.

His teaching method is based on Krishnamacharya’s fundamental principle that yoga must always be adapted to an individual’s changing needs in order to derive the maximum therapeutic benefit. By far the most accessible, in depth, and comprehensive text I’ve encountered in my yoga teacher training to this point. There is much interest these days in understanding nondualism. It is designed to help with the development of an individualized personal practice.

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice

We must start with the reality of our situation. It touches hfart diet, physical ylga, philosophy, and religion. Recommended to Chaundra by: 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.

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.

Desikachar, to his father, a true Yoga Master of the old school, Tirumalai Krishnamacharya to who was a lege This is a wonderful resource for those interested in developing a personal Neart practice with depth and meaning.

Jan 07, Ines rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Nine Obstacles on the Yoga Way Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Among my top ten best yoga books.

May 01, Monica rated it it was amazing Shelves: He is the source from which arose many of the different schools of yoga which have literally taken the world by storm, namely Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Viniyoga Krishnamacharya divided yoga practice into three stages representing youth, middle and old age respectively.


Desikachar has based his method on Krishnamacharya’s fundamental concept of viniyoga, jeart maintains that practices must be continually adapted to the individual’s changing needs to achieve the maximum therapeutic value. Jun 10, Angela Dawn added it. As a direct descendent of the great 9th century South Indian yogi, Nathamuni, he brought profound insight and innovation into the way he taught yoga.

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. In addition to the many photos of Krishnamacharya, simple line drawings are put to good use to convey ideas where necessary. 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.

The understanding I gained helps me to deepen my practise and gives me more confidence that I am on the right path. Iyengar, who recently passed away, popularized the use of props blocks, straps, bolsters, etc. Dec 15, Debora Perez rated it it was amazing. Other editions – View all The Heart of Yoga: One of the his discipline’s great and important reformers, he led a dedicated and quiet life absorbed in continuously revising, refining and adapting ancient yoga practices to suit the changing times.

It has a lot of the basics, the yoga sutras and vinyasa philosophy from its originator. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.