“If you are not in a hurry
you will enjoy the process.”
– TKV Desikachar
The Art of Yoga Sūtra Chanting Course Module Two
Yoga Sūtra Chanting Intensive over Two Weekends
March 13/14th 2021 and June 12/13th 2021
The 2021 Art of Yoga Sūtra Chanting Module Two Course is limited to a maximum of five students to allow for a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student.
Based in the Cotswolds, it is intended for those students, having completed a Sounding and Chanting Module One Workshop, wish to explore in-depth the primary principles and teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar teachings on Yoga Sūtra Chanting and how it can inspire and guide our personal Chanting Sādhana or where relevant, our professional work in these areas for others.
Comprising two weekend workshops over three months, each meeting offers in-depth intensive Yoga Sūtra Chanting practice, building on the theory and practice principles taught within the Sounding and Chanting Module One Workshop.
“I unintentionally mixed the Vedic tradition,
teaching about God’s pre-eminence,
with Yoga, whose goal and intention are different.
Yoga regards the mind principally, this is absolutely universal.
An example of a Secondary Yoga Practice.
This 25′ practice is intended mainly for post-work early evening use. It was designed for a student as a secondary practice to complement their existing pre-work early morning practice.
The context within which it sits is that they have an early morning Āsana and Prāṇāyāma practice before leaving for work. Getting to work involves 10′ walking to catch a train, often standing during the train journey and then walking a further 10-15′ after getting off.
This framework also includes a demanding decision making and team management working environment, often involving many meetings during a typical day.
Postural Practice Pointer 10 – Forward bends are Paścimatāna Āsana or Back Stretches
Forward Bends are back stretching Āsana in terms of Bhāvana.
Thus in Paścimatāna Āsana one of the foci is on avoiding pushing
from the lower back as you bend forward.
Thus move forward from the abdominal area by drawing it back,
to encourage the lower back to respond by lengthening.
If we push from the lower back in forward bends,
such as Paścimatānāsana, it can tighten this area,
thus inhibiting the focus on the quality of the Apāna Lakṣaṇa,
as well as transferring stress to the sacrum, hips and hamstrings.
An example of a Vinyāsa Krama around Jaṭhara Parivṛtti exploring: