This ancient discipline which originated in india thousands of years ago, is fast acquiring a phenomenal global presence. Religiousness in yoga tkv desikachar lectures on theory and practice chapter by chapter study guide compilation religiousness in yoga. Desikachar devoted his life to studying and teaching the yoga that his father, tirumalai krishnamacharya, brought forth from the great tradition. Reflections on yoga sutra of patanjalithe popularity that yoga is enjoying today is beyond doubt. Sri tirumalai krishnamacharya, who lived to be over 100 years old, is one of the most well respected and well known yogis of. Krishnamacharya lived over 100 years and his teachings have influenced bks iyengar, indra devi and his son, who has based this book on his fathers concept of viniyoga. Reflections on yoga sutra of patanjaliwithout cd by t. If youre not a wellread andor indian yoga practitioner, theres a good chance the latter name means nothing to you, and yet your. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Some will appreciate that the sutras are written in sanskrit, a romanized phonetical sanskrit, and in. Although it was a big challenge, it was one of the best decisions i made in my life. It has the qualities of offering both an academic and applicable perspective for students of yoga wanting to. Embodying the yoga sutra by ranju roy and david charlton offers a practical, clearly drawn approach to some of the most important verses of patanjalis yoga sutra.
An update to the latest scandal and sad disappointment to reach the yoga public involving kausthub desikachar, son of t. The yogasutras of patanjali is the first yoga text preserved in its entirety, written around 300 or 400 ad. The translation of the yoga sutras at the end of the book is my favorite part, as desikachar is able to convey the essence of the text in a way that is universal to all people, showing us that yoga as a method can be just as easily applied to seeking selfrealization as to making us better at our professions and loving our family members. This book consists of 195 short aphorisms that constitute. It was a pleasure to read a book with unquestionable authenticity that explores a myriad of tools of yoga. Reflections on yoga sutras of patanjali with free cd. The book, which gives the yoga sutras in sanskrit followed by a translation and commentary by tkv desikachar, renowned yoga teacher, was released by actress amala. Discover book depositorys huge selection of t k v desikachar books online. Desikachar went on to develop viniyoga, an approach that tailors the practice to each students unique condition. Because of desikachars genius, yoga is now able to be perfectly adapted to every kind of student. Yoga books shop buy yoga books online at a best price khyf.
Viniyoga yoga therapy training yoga teacher training. Tkv desikachar has created in the heart of yoga the clearest, most complete transmission of the yoga taught by his father sri tirualai krishnamacharya. During his thirty years of study, desikachar learned the practice and application of yoga techniques and texts, for therapeutic, exercise, and spiritual purposes. Hey tkv desikachar himself wrote the beautiful book the heart of yoga developing a personal practice, not his sorryarse son. Oct 10, 2012 this brief introduction to the yoga sutra is a prelude to the latest app released by swathi soft solutions under its sanskriti series in collaboration with krishnamacharya yoga mandiram, chennai. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
Desikachar discusses all the elements of yoga poses and counterposes, conscious breathing, meditation, and philosophyand shows how the yoga student may develop a practice tailored to his or her current state of health, age, occupation, and lifestyle. Kausthub desikachar began his yoga education at the age of nine, with his renowned father tkv desikachar, and under the eagle eyes of his grandfather, the legendary t krishnamacharya. One of chennais most wellknown yoga landmarks is krishnamacharya yoga mandiram kym. A chanting book from the krishnamacharya yoga mandiram insitute is also available. This book is intended as a guide for those who wish to chant the yoga sutras. The translation of the yoga sutras at the end of the book is my favorite part, as desikachar is able to convey the essence of the text in a way that is universal to all people, showing us that yoga as a method can be just as easily applied to seeking selfrealization. Desikachar, 9781860180026, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. This is a tribute created not only to thank sri desikachar for the many gifts he has brought to the worldwide yoga community, but also to increase awareness of his unique contributions and his amazing work. It also has a fantastic translation of the yoga sutras in. I registered for the 4years yoga therapy training from khyf with sri tkv desikachar and dr. Krishnamacharya one of chennais most wellknown yoga landmarks is krishnamacharya yoga mandiram kym. For those unaware, tkv desikachar is the son and student of t.
In your book, yoga sutras of patanjali, you mention that patanjali wrote the yoga sutras for four of his students. Understanding yoga, a new book on patanjali yoga sutras by. Developing a personal practice and over one million other books are available for amazon kindle. In sri tkv desikachar s book, health, healing and beyond, there is a section in which he talks about this. Desikachar continued the teachings of his father by focusing on the adaptability and therapeutic aspects of the practice to meet each students needs. Desikachar discusses all the elements of yoga poses and counterposes, conscious breathing, meditation, and philosophyand shows how the yoga student may develop a practice tailored to his or her. As yoga finds increased acceptance in every continent, students from different backgrounds, cultures. As a diagnostician and yoga therapist, tkv desikachar s skills were legendary and all his students will stand testimony to his mastery as healer and spiritual guide. Reflections on yoga sutras of patanjali desikachar, tkv on. The heart of yoga book the heart of yoga by tkv desikachar. Part iii of desikachars book is his translation of patanjalis yoga sutras with commentary.
Lectures on theory and practice, by the university press of america, is a transcript of recordings of a one month yoga programme in colgate university in 1976, published in 1980. Developing a personal practice, and health, healing and beyond. This is probably one of the best books on the yoga sutra i have ever read. This book consists of 195 short aphorisms that constitute a masterful synthesis.
Patanjalis yoga sutra an introduction by tkv desikachar. Tkv desikachar, that this learning started to work on me and my relationships. 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. Tkv desikachar s landmark book, the heart of yoga, till today remains a bestseller and even a comprehensive reference book for yoga enthusiasts. Approaching the yoga sutras with great love and respect.
The text is notated as taught by sri tkv desikachar and followed by teachers of this. Desikachar, born in 1938, son of the great yoga master sri tirumalai krishnamacharya, grew up immersed in the yoga tradition. Yoga 4 healthful living is inspired by and dedicated to the teachings of sri tirumalai krishnamacharya as taught to his son tkv desikachar and rooted in the yoga sutras of patanjali sri tirumalai krishnamacharya. Tkv desikachar, son and student of t krishnamacharya had the privilege of living and studying with t krishnamacharya from 1960 until krishnamacharyas death in 1989. All vedantic expositions are commentaries by various acharyas on the vedanta sutras. Patanjalis yogasutra book a chanting guide krishnamacharya.
Desikachars most popular book is the heart of yoga. His yoga sutras which comprise 195 aphorisms, encapsulate the principles of yoga and their. Diving into the aspects of yoga in a deep and subtle way gave me great confidence for my own teaching. Professor krishnamacharya was a renowned scholar and yogi known throughout india.
Patanjali divided his yoga sutras into 4 chapters or books sanskrit pada, containing in all 196 aphorisms, divided as follows. Added to this second edition of the heart of yoga is the yogan. This is the first yoga text to outline a stepbystep sequence for developing a complete practice according to the ageold principles of yoga. Sri krishnamacharya, 1889 1999, revitalized yoga as a holistic healing system to be available to any sincere seeker, regardless of age, background, station in life, culture, or. Established by tkv desikachar in 1976 as a nonprofit public charitable trust, kym is among the premier centres of yoga and yoga therapy in india.
The heart of yoga by tkv desikachar is my favorite yoga book. It also has a fantastic translation of the yoga sutras in the back, and a great sanskrit glossary. Anyone who can breathe can do yoga, desikachar would say. It also includes a clear and inspiring commentary of the yoga sutras. It was written about two thousand years ago, by master patanjali. He published many books, especially the 1995 the heart of yoga. He lived 101 years and was a man of our own time he died in 1989. Desikachar discusses all the elements of yogaposes and counterposes, conscious breathing, meditation, and philosophyand shows how the yoga student may develop a practice tailored to his or her. This app presents a lucid translation of the yoga sutra and an accompanying commentary by world renowned yoga master, tkv desikachar. Compared to the first five components of yoga sutra 2. The heart of yoga by tkv desikachar recommended by annephyfe palmer. He had the great privilege of daily direct learning and guidance for over two decades. Reflections on yoga sutra of patanjaliwith cd vedic books. A copy of patanjalis yoga sutra is included in the appendix of the book.
In the early 90s, i did a book project for desikachar to address the problems that his fathers teaching was not available around the world and that genuine yoga teaching was hard to come by. Son and student of t krishnamacharya, tkv desikachar is known for his inimitable ability of demystifying yoga philosophy and for his pioneering work in the area of wellness and yoga therapy. Yoga sutra of patanjali by tkv desikachar this app presents a lucid translation of the yoga sutra and an accompanying commentary by world renowned yoga master, tkv desikachar and chanting by mekhala desikachar each sutra is presented. Developing a personal practice paperback 1 mar 1999. The book is a collection of the 196 sutras on the theory and practice of yoga, as mentioned in patanjalis text. Buy reflections on yoga sutras of patanjali with free cd by tkv desikachar isbn. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders.
Patanjali divided his yoga sutras into 4 chapters or books sanskrit pada, containing in all 196. Type some details of the book like a title, author or keywords. The book comprises of sutras made as a simple easytofollow format in. Elements of his teaching have been spread around the world through the work of his. The heart of yoga, t k v desikachar shop online for books. Indra devi, author of yoga for you indra devi, author of yoga for you desikachar speaks from the heart with tenderness as well as an engineers careful attention to details and individuality. Krishnamacharya placed the highest value on patanjalis yoga sutra, which is included here in its entirety, with a translation and commentary by desikachar. Kym krishnamacharya yoga mandiram premier centre of yoga. The translation and commentary of the yoga sutras at the end is so much more edifying and easier to comprehend than the version by swami satchidananda, so if you have to read that, read this one first. Reflections on yoga sutra of patanjaliwith cd by t. It includes some enchanting photographs as well as the invaluable full text, translation and commentary on the yoga sutra s of patanjali, by tkv desikachar.
The book approaches yoga from a very broad perspective. I started coming for the physical practice, but as that started to work on me i opened to learning more. This is the type of book we need yoga to give back yoga the space it deserves, not merely as a practice to stay fit and healthy, but also a means to enquiry and understanding of the larger spaces in life which give us direction and support. Krishnamacharya the man known as the father of modern yoga, who was also the teacher of another wellknown yogi, bks iyengar. This book gives the reader a rich insight into the yoga tradition in terms that are amenable to the minds of modern readers. Tkv desikachar, son and student of t krishnamacharya had the privilege of living and studying with t krishnamacharya from desikacuar krishnamacharyas death in may 26, dixie keyes rated it it was amazing.
This book is a good introduction to the fundamental concepts of yogic philosophy, and is clear and easy to read. Some will appreciate that the sutras are written in sanskrit, a romanized phonetical sanskrit, and in english. Reflections on yoga sutra of patanjaliwithout cd vedic books. Sri tirumalai krishnamacharya, who lived to be over 100 years old, is one of the most well respected and well known yogis of the modern era. Desikachars book discusses the history of yoga and its practicality for today. Apr 05, 2017 immersed in the yoga tradition by his father sri tirumalai krishnamacharya, t. It is the practical means by which the ideals of an inspired life can be actualized. Part iii of desikachar s book is his translation of patanjalis yoga sutras with commentary. This book gives details of the practices that were the foundation for such great teachers as bks iyengar, pattabhi jois, indra devi and ag mohan. Desikachars reflections on the yoga sutras of patanjali. This book comprises the original sutras, their translation and commentary by t k v desikachar.
Apart from amazon, another useful online source of yoga books, especially outofprint books or. The heart of yoga is the first book to present the teachings of revered yogi sri tirumalai krishnamacharya 18881989 from the unique perspective of his son and principal student. Over the years, there has been an increased interest in understanding and reciting the yoga sutras of patanjali. Those who are interested in understanding what yoga is about, those who are looking for a larger context and focus for their hatha practice, those who look to the yoga sutra for guidance, and all those who have loved and benefited from krishnamacharya andor desikachar, directly or indirectly, will want this book. Tkv desikachar, son of krishnamacharya, has died at 78. If there is one name that can be considered pretty much synonymous with contemporary yoga, it is t krishnamacharya who is well known the world over as the yoga guru of legendary masters such as indra devi, bks iyengar, pattabhi jois and tkv desikachar. The 11 yoga sutras explained in a practical style in the book are each a good reason for buying the book. These scandals deserve consequences they should all be barred from teaching for at least 3 years and required to do rehab.
Desikachar shows how to use krishnamacharyas system of viniyoga to develop a personal practice that is responsive to your own needs and adaptable to your age, health, and lifestyle. I read lots of books and went to lots of classes, but it wasnt until i met my teacher, chase bossart, and through him came to know the work of his teacher mr. Sonia nelson, certified teacher trainer in the tradition of krishnamacharya, and a longtime student of tkv desikachar, from 1975 to his passing. Tkv desikachar is the son of sri tirumalai krishnamacharya, one of the greatest modern yogis. The first yoga text to outline a stepbystep sequence for developing a complete practice according to viniyogayoga adapted to the needs of the individual. 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 downtoearth spirit that permeate the book. Established by tkv desikachar in 1976 as a nonprofit public charitable trust, kym is among the premier centres of yoga and yoga therapy. This book comprises the original sutra s, their translation and commentary by t k v desikachar.1483 711 171 1039 1322 754 836 562 911 1027 1297 235 443 1143 1118 1071 1463 1123 1442 1342 1180 1077 969 184 1042 47 616 518 433 7 303 1282 1233 1045 746 576 1178 901 1056 644 1042 740 206 1184