The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice by T. K. V. Desikachar

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice

Book title : The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice
By : T. K. V. Desikachar
Category : Books,School & Studies,Knowledge by Topic
Wordcount : 256
Rating : 4.8
Publisher : Inner Traditions; 2nd Edition, Revised (1 Mar. 1999)
Language : English
Paperback : 272 pages
isbn13 : 978-0892817641
Dimensions : 20.32 x 2.03 x 25.4 cm
Best seller rank : 199,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) 27 in East Asia School Material 162 in Hinduism (Books) 700 in Self-Management in Job & Career
Salesrank : 199108

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.

An sich ein tolles Buch – aber mehr Theorie als Praxis.Die einzelnen Atemübungen und Asanas sind leider teilweise nicht wirklich detailliert beschrieben. Das geht besser!

It is a book for those in search of yoga as a way of living, explaining the core thinking of yoga in a profound way but still easy to follow. Asanas, Pranayama, and other elements are given importance in a balanced manner.I like that the book encourages you to adapt the practice to meet your own needs and not that you meet the “style”‘s requirements. Very well written, very inspiring!

Dieses Buch kann nur empfohlen werden! Egal ob man sich privat, der Schule wegen oder beruflich für die Yogatherapie interessiert, dieses Buch gibt einem den perfekten Einstieg in die Geschichte des Yogas nach Krishnamacharya.Mir hat es sehr geholfen und ich lese es sehr gerne immer wieder!

Es ist erstaunlich, wie man, nach nur wenigen Seiten, diesen Menschen wertzuschätzen lernt und ihm vertraut. Ein ganz großer unter den analytischen Yogis.

The Heart of Yoga ist ein absolutes MUSS für jeden, der sich mit Yoga Praxis privat oder beruflich beschäftigt. Hervorragend die Einblicke in die Geschichte, die Grundlagen und praktischen Anweisungen!

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