"Yoga consists of keeping the mind quiet and wakeful so that one is totally present to what one is doing." - Bernard Bouanchaud, "The Essence of Yoga: reflections on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali", p.5 Photo by Simon Migaj on Unsplash
"When you do yoga, you are with your life." - Mark Whitwell, 2002, Yoga of Heart, p.85 Mark Whitwell studied yoga with TKV Desikachar having met him for the first time in 1973. He lives and teaches in New Zealand.
The importance of sleep should not be over looked. T Krishnamacharya explained in the Introduction to Yoga Makaranda that if we do not get the stipulated hours of sleep, "then our physical and psychological nature (svarūpa) will totally be destroyed". And he went on to write that "From sleep, one gets physical health and agility. Further, it is not an exaggeration to say that both the body and the mind get rejuvenated by sleep" [quotation is from p.44 of the Yoga Makaranda: the nectar of yoga. The photo is from pixabay.com] ... See more
In his book, The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga, Srivatsa Ramaswami explains that TKV Desikachar: "excelled in adapting asanas to individual needs and in the therapeutic application of Krishnamacharya's yoga. His asana vinyasas were generally milder than others ... [They] found Desikachar's asanas more accessible. His was perhaps the closest to the system [of yoga] that Sri. Krishnamacharya taught in the third part of his life." Guru Pūrnima is a time when some will consciously celebrate all those teachers throughout history who have offered their knowledge selflessly for the benefit of others. [the quotation is from p.XV of the Preface to the book mentioned earlier] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8tcUOulCXQ&w=480&h=385 ... See more
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“Following the Guru’s destination is another way of losing yourself. The Yoga concept of Svadharma means ‘your own Dharma‘ or ‘your own way’.” – TKV Desikachar From Paul Harvey's collection of quotations https://yogastudies.org/category/cys-journal/sampradaya-posts/desikachar-quotations/desikachar-quotes-yoga/ Photo by Anisur Rahman on Unsplash ... See more
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