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Heart Of Yoga

by T K Desikacher

INNER TRADITIONS INTERNATIONAL | March 15, 1999 | Trade Paperback |

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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."

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1 Pages, 7.87 × 9.84 × 0.39 in

Published: March 15, 1999

Publisher: INNER TRADITIONS INTERNATIONAL

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 089281764X

ISBN - 13: 9780892817641

Found in: Yoga, Yoga

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Heart Of Yoga

Heart Of Yoga

by T K Desikacher

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1 Pages, 7.87 × 9.84 × 0.39 in

Published: March 15, 1999

Publisher: INNER TRADITIONS INTERNATIONAL

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 089281764X

ISBN - 13: 9780892817641

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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."

From Our Editors

Now that you're a few years older, you're beginning to feel that you're not reaping as many of the benefits as you once did from yoga. Yogi master TKV Desikachar acknowledges that as people age, their physical condition, abilities and preferences may change too. The author highlights some revolutionary, all-inclusive exercises and breathing techniques in The Heart of Yoga. Viniyoga is a highly individualized program that takes different ages, levels of fitness and lifestyles into account so that you can continue to practice yoga throughout your lifetime.

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"I can think of no better book to recommend to a friend beginning to be excited by yoga but bewildered by the plethora of different schools and their sometimes-conflicting teachings. 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 . . . 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."
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