The Heart of Yoga by T. K. V. Desikachar – Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who lived to be over years old, was one of the greatest yogis of the modern era. 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. 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 .

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The Heart of Yoga

A must for students and teachers alike. In the quest toward the wholeness, the union of mind, body and spirit that Yoga offers, this book is a useful tool and a wise companion. This book would be probably be best for someone who has a basic knowledge of yoga through asana practice and who is looking to understand better the spiritual philosophy behind the practice.

This book also discusses the goals of yoga beyond just expertise in asana, and it is a great resource for going deeper into your practice. Wonderful fo for thought. He was the teacher of B.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Apr 11, Abhishek Upadhayay rated it it was amazing Shelves: Published March 1st by Inner Hheart first published The remainder of the book details the author’s Yoga reflections. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The concept of advaita itself implies two.

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Needless to say, this is one of the cornerstones of my yoga journey and practice and the wisdom and practical information in this book keep me coming back time and time again.


After reading so many books on yoga, this is probably the best that I have come across! But for the more seasoned practitioner, this book would certainly help you to give depth to your personal practise.

There is much interest these days in understanding nondualism. 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.

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice

It touches on diet, physical technique, philosophy, and religion. For anyone who wants to know more the heart, the beginnings, the lineage of yoga, this is an desikachhar book written by someone who knows ancient truths. The Heart of Yoga is divided into four parts. For heaft 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. 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.

Desikachar lived and studied with his father until Krishnamacharya’s death in Offers good historical information.

Elements of Krishnamacharya’s teaching have become well known around the drsikachar through the work of B. Elements of Krishnamacharya’s teaching have become well known around the world through the work of B. In later years he also started to teach and incorporate Vedic Chanting both as a mode of worship as well as a method of pranayama. Desikachar lived and studied with his father all his life and now teaches the full spectrum of Krishnamacharya’s yoga.



Join our mailing list! As a direct descendent of the great 9th century Desikzchar Indian yogi, Nathamuni, he brought profound insight and innovation into the way he taught yoga. 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.

So yoga is the step toward advaita.

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Glad I purchased it. Preview — The Heart of Yoga by Yogq. This includes ideas that are traditionally associated with Yogic philosophy as well as those of Samkhya Yoga and Samkhya are two of the six orthodox schools of Indian philosophy, and deaikachar closely related.

In particular, I didn’t enjoy the breakdown of the Yoga Sutras at the end of the book. It’s accessible reading for anyone, with both philosophical and practical guidance that reaches into our daily lives. The material is much more easily understood if read in parts and in conjunction with other texts.

This book is divided into very manageable chapters and also includes the yoga sutras.