The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice
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.
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.
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So far a terrific bookUser Review - SFanciful - Overstock.com
As the online description says this is not merely about exercise and the asanas. The book approaches yoga from a very broad perspective. Excellent and clear writing style. Offers good historical information. Read full review
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-section x has one of the best, most understandable translation of Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali that I've found -as the title promises, there is good stuff about personal practice Read full review