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.
- Dimensions: 8″ x 10″
- Pages: 272
- 100 black & white photographs
- 200 black & white illustrations
” . . . a milestone in the transmission of yoga from the ancient masters to the modern world.”
Bodhi Tree Book Review, Winter 1999 / Spring 2000