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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According to Krishnamacharya, “For the learned in yoga, the focus is the breath and not the dharma. 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.

I find TKV Deshikachar’s approach is similar to many of my own personal beliefs when practising and teaching yoga, so I fi After reading so many books on yoga, this is probably the best that I have come across!

This is a revised edition of The Heart of Yoga. Aug 26, Sarah rated it it was amazing. As a direct descendent of the great 9th century South Indian desikacahr, Nathamuni, he brought profound insight and innovation into the way he taught ghe. Jois developed the vigorous and flowing Ashtanga Vinyasa style of yoga, which is the direct ancestor of Power Yoga—a popular style among fitness buffs in the West. Jan 18, Coleen rated it it was amazing. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

How the Hrart 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.

Want to Read saving…. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! I learned that yoga is way more than being a human pretzel.


Feb 28, Ebony Haywood rated it it was amazing. Nine Dwsikachar on the Yoga Way Sep 02, Christine rated it it was amazing. Yoga is the method and the approach to make this great realization a reality. The remainder of the book details the author’s Yoga reflections.

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Other editions – View all The Heart of Yoga: Nov 18, Abby rated it really liked it Shelves: I find TKV Deshikachar’s approach is similar to many of my own personal beliefs when practising and teaching yoga, so I find a lot of common ground and support in his words.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Everyone in my class really enjoys it. Other chapters on sequencing of postures may not be too easy for new studnets to understand, so it hrart better if they attend a class with a good teacher. You are commenting using your WordPress. 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! There is a glossary but I eesikachar had to keep some notes in order to keep the sanskrit words straight in my head.

Desilachar succinct, yet broad.

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

Desikachar Limited preview – TKV Desikachar is the son of Krishnamacharya, yogi, teacher, scholar, doctor, and much more. A must read for yoga teacher training. It is more than a physical practice and there is a lot to be learned!

The first introduces yoga at a basic level and then goes on to impart practical lessons on asana posespranayama breathing exercisesand bandha locks. This is a tough book to read all the way through because it is so dense. Jun 20, Kimberley A. 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.


It touches on diet, physical technique, philosophy, and religion. Beginners would have a lot to gain from it, as it certainly sets a solid foundation in yoga. This is a must read for every westerner who thinks they understand yoga.

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This is a revised edition of The Heart of Yoga. This is a wonderful resource for those interested in developing a personal Yoga practice with depth and meaning. The Heart of Yoga is divided into four parts. After reading the book, it will not come as quite the surprise that T. 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.

There is much interest these days in understanding nondualism. Published March 1st by Inner Traditions first published The book approaches yoga from a very broad perspective. Jun 03, Marta Kuzmiak rated it it was amazing. By far the most accessible, in depth, and comprehensive text I’ve encountered in my yoga teacher training to this point.

Iyengar, who recently passed away, popularized the use of props blocks, straps, bolsters, etc.

Part IV is called the Yoganjalisaramwhich is a poem of 32 stanzas each consisting of three to six lines. As a result of these unconscious responses, the mind becomes more and more dependent on habits until we accept the actions of yesterday as oyga norms of today.