“And, in the Prāṇāyāma also, the different types,
like Vaikharī, the different Vṛtti, the different Krama,
he put them all into practice.
One of the greatest contributions,
I would say, of Krishnamacharya to Prāṇāyāma,
is the use of Bāhya Kumbhaka,
and the importance of Recaka, or exhalation.”
– TKV Desikachar from lectures on ‘The Yoga of T Krishnamacharya’,
given at Zinal, Switzerland 1981.