Sādhana implies a process of achieving what I do not have……

sadhana

Sādhana implies a process of achieving what I do not have.
Once it is achieved it is a Siddhi.”
TKV Desikachar France 1983

Is it possible for you to understand the difference between Sādhana……

“Is it possible for you to understand the difference between Sādhana and Siddhi?”
TKV Desikachar France 1983

Yoga is when different actions are done……

Desikachar_France_1999

“Yoga is when different actions are done.
You think and act with proper investigation.
How do you feel at the end of the action?
Do you feel quite good?
Is this Sādhana or Siddhi?”
TKV Desikachar France 1983

Often when we are talking about Yoga we are not sure whether we……

Often when we are talking about Yoga we are not sure whether we are talking about Sādhana or Siddhi

“Often when we are talking about Yoga
we are not sure whether we are talking about Sādhana or Siddhi.”
TKV Desikachar France 1983

Said by AG Mohan to be Yoga Makaranda Part 2 by Sri T Krishnamacharya

AG Mohan on Krishnamacharya’s approach to Śīrṣāsana.
Said by AG Mohan to be from Yoga Makaranda Part 2
Also downloadable as a PDF

Also a downloadable PDF based on the Yoga Makaranda on Āsana practice,
especially variations around Śīrṣāsana (described here as Viparīta Karaṇī Mudrā)

Huge variety of Krishnamacharya`s teachings

Huge variety of Krishnamacharya`s teachings

Srivatsa Ramaswami (born 1939 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India) was a student of Shri T Krishnamacharya and studied under him for 33 years, from 1955 until 1988 shortly before Krishnamacharya’s passing.
He is Krishnamacharya’s longest-standing student outside of Krishnamacharya’s immediate family.
Нe currently lives and teaches in the U.S.

– Interview with Srivatsa Ramaswami by Yuri Sharonin of Wild Yogi

Words have meanings based on roots and on usage……

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“Words have meanings based on roots and on usage, its origin and how it is utilised.
Yoga is a good example of a word based on its original meaning and convention.”
TKV Desikachar France 1983

Even though we feel good about Yoga and we have some……

yoga

“Even though we feel good about Yoga and we have some understanding,
we have problems relating this to others.
Even before saying anything they have one idea or another.
We have problems communicating with people when it comes to Yoga.
Not so with Art, etc.”
TKV Desikachar France 1983

A Yoga Practice given to TKV Desikachar when 25 years old……

A Yoga Practice given to TKV Desikachar when 25 years old by his father T Krishnamacharya.

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This picture shows BKS Iyengar demonstrating Āsana at an event……

This picture shows BKS Iyengar demonstrating Āsana at an event in Chennai in June 1980 where he was invited to give a Yoga lecture and Āsana demonstration in a tribute to his Guru T Krishnamacharya. I remember he introduced his presentation with the words “I am an artist and I am going to show you my art”.

108 Chanting Practice Pointers – 2 – A day of clear clear blue, no past no future, just the present……

A day of clear clear blue, no past no future,
just the present with the clarity of the sun permeating every molecule of the sky.

Brings to Mind the Gāyatrī Mantra:

tat savitur vareṇiyaṃ
That sun most excellent
bhargo devasya dhīmahi |
on the radiance of the Divine I meditate |
dhiyo yo naḥ pracodayāt ||
wisdom may (that radiance) our impel ||

I meditate on the divine radiance
of the most excellent sun.
May it impel my wisdom.

Link to Series: 108 Chanting Practice Pointers

TKV and Menaka Desikachar’s children circa 1980……

TKV and Menaka Desikachar’s children circa 1980 all now parents themselves with a son for Bushan (b1970), a daughter for Kausthub (b1975) and a daughter for Mekhala (b1978).

Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram 1979 in its original home.


Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram 1979 in its original home 3 years after it was founded.

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Of the Four Aspects of the Breath which is more important?

kumbhaka

“Of the Four Aspects of the breath which is more important,
(such as) holding after inhalation by will and so on?”
TKV Desikachar Switzerland 1978

You must have teachers who will have supervision to respond in……

TKV Desikachar teaching at Gaunts House

“You must have teachers who will have supervision to respond in the following fields:
Health, Psychology and Spirituality.”
TKV Desikachar speaking with his senior Western students London 1998

If the Saṅga is at the Puruṣa level it will stay; if it is at the Prakṛti level it……

sanga

“If the Saṅga is at the Puruṣa level it will stay;
if it is at the Prakṛti level it will change.”
TKV Desikachar speaking with his senior Western students London 1998

The Indian culture says: ‘Dharma will protect the one who protects the Dharma’……

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“The Indian culture says:
Dharma will protect the one who protects the Dharma‘.
If you serve something it will serve you.
The more I honour the other person the better will be the response,
of course it may take some time.”
TKV Desikachar speaking with his senior Western students London 1998

Krishnamacharya ‘stopping’ ( or at least slowing) his heart……

This is another extract from a post today on Anthony Grim Hall’s
excellent Blog and Resource website

Krishnamacharya ‘stopping’ ( or at least slowing) his heart, medical journal article Presse Medicale-1936

Picture courtesy of KYM Archives

Picture courtesy of KYM Archives

REPOSTED WITH A TRANSLATION BY MATTHIEU BONETTI OF THE ORIGINAL 1936 PRESSE MEDICALE ARTICLE
“The article is heavy going in places but if your short of time jump to the results section, skimming through get a feel for the experiments that took place and allow free reign to your imagination.”

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Salutations to the Teacher and the Eternal One – T Krishnamacharya

This is an extract from a post today on Anthony Grim Hall’s
excellent Blog and Resource website

Picture courtesy of KYM Archives

Picture courtesy of KYM Archives

“I was passed this document recently called Salutations to the Teacher and the Eternal One purportedly by T. Krishnamacharya. I received it from two sources. one asked me to only share it with somebody who asked directly and I’ve respected that. I’ve since received the text from another source with no conditions attached and so have decided to share it.”

For more info on the background and download link

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How is it that we fail to to act right, see right, communicate right, even……

srimad_bhagavad_gita

“How is it that we fail to to act right, see right, communicate right,
even though we have all the resources?
What are the indications of this failure?
What indicates that all is well?
Arjuna of the Indian epic Mahābhārata represents the model of
what clouds our consciousness and what can break this cloud.”
– TKV Desikachar’s introduction to a seminar on the Bhagavad Gītā 1998