This article illustrates the importance of the teacher/student relationship and how it informs our teaching.
When asked about the main difference between his approach and that of a physician, yoga scholar T. K. V. Desikachar said, “For anybody, whatever their type of suffering may be, there must be a human touch."
Gary Kraftsow was a student of TKV Desikachar's for many years. He set out in this video a lovely summary of the process and benefits of yoga techniques when applied in therapeutic situations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHmuBfYLwBk
Gary Kraftsow developed Viniyoga Stress Reduction Program, a 12-week Viniyoga-based program pilot for Aetna employees. http://www.viniyoga.com/about/yoga-res...
When the mind is directed towards an object, it can display 5 different degrees of attention [bhūmis]. One of these is called mūdha. TKV Desikachar tells us that "Here the mind is like one of a heavy water buffalo standing for hours on end in one place. Any inclination to observe, act, or react has nearly disappeared" The photo below brought this thought to mind. It is possible that with such a quality of mind one would not notice - metaphorically speaking - someone sitting on you. [Quotation is from Heart of Yoga, p. 121 which is itself probably referring to Vyāsa's commentary on YS I.1 and the photo is from Pexels.com] ... See more
Kriyā yoga may be the best place to start in a world where advertising tells us that we won't feel fulfilled unless we have the latest 'whatever' as the focus of our life. "If the practice of Yoga does not help us to remove the symptoms and causes of our physical and mental problems, it cannot lead us on to discovering our inner being and does not lead us to understanding the nature and quality of actions." Photo by The Roaming Platypus on Unsplash Both quotations are from TKV Desikachar - p.165 of the Heart of Yoga ... See more
TSYP teachers and KYM faculty will once again present sessions at World Yoga Festival . Well worth your support.
World Yoga Festival is hosted by the Arsha Kula Foundation. UK Registered Charity No. 1171708LEARN, REJUVENATE & ENJOY - Learn from true masters The largest, family-friendly yoga festival in the UK and now in its third year, World Yoga Festival takes place 19th-22nd July 2018 and brings together the... ... See more
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