The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga: The Authoritative Presentation-Based on 30 Years of Direct Study Under the Legendary Yoga Teacher Krishnamacha

The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga: The Authoritative Presentation-Based on 30 Years of Direct Study Under the Legendary Yoga Teacher Krishnamacha

Sri T. Krishnamacharya (1888–1989) was the most influential figure in the last 100 years in the field of yoga. Many of today’s best-known yoga teachers—including his brother-in-law B. K. S. Iyengar, his son T. K. V. Desikachar, and Pattabhi Jois, founder of Ashtanga yoga—studied with him and modeled their own yoga styles after his practice and teaching. Yet, despite his renowned status, Krishnamacharya’s wisdom has never before been made completely available, just as he taught it. Now, in

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  1. G. Adamiec says:
    30 of 31 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent book on yoga, September 13, 2005
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    G. Adamiec (Zabrze, Poland) –
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    This review is from: The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga: The Authoritative Presentation-Based on 30 Years of Direct Study Under the Legendary Yoga Teacher Krishnamacha (Paperback)

    This is one of the most useful books on yoga asana I have read in a while. Srivatsa Ramaswami present a multitude of vinyasas, i.e. flowing asana sequences. There are virtually hundreds of variations for students depending on their level. I thin kthe book really tries to make the reader undersatnd that in yoga achievement is not the thing we are looking for.
    I woud say that the book is for students who have practiced a little bit, especailly that the problem of sequencing the various vinyasas is tackled.
    I would highly recommend the book.

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  2. Serious Yoga Practioner says:
    21 of 21 people found the following review helpful:
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    Easily one of the best books on vinyasa yoga, July 22, 2005
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    This review is from: The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga: The Authoritative Presentation-Based on 30 Years of Direct Study Under the Legendary Yoga Teacher Krishnamacha (Paperback)

    Thousands of Yogis follow different systems of Yoga emanating from the lineage of the great Yogi Sri T Krishnamacharya. Everyone of them will find that this book by Ramaswami offers new dimensions to their practice. In twelve chapters, all the core sequences are clearly described along with the correct breathing techniques and attention to the breath that are essential ingredients of Krishnamacharya’s method. Over one thousand color pictures of exquisite yoga vinyasas landscape the book. It is a very welcome and unique contribution to the world of Yoga.

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  3. Sarah L. Mata says:
    40 of 44 people found the following review helpful:
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    Ramaswami is the missing link, July 30, 2005
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    Sarah L. Mata
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    This review is from: The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga: The Authoritative Presentation-Based on 30 Years of Direct Study Under the Legendary Yoga Teacher Krishnamacha (Paperback)

    Srivatsa Ramaswami has enacted the life that his guru the legendary T.Krisnamcharya promised to his guru Ramanamohan: that of yoking real life with dedication to the study of yoga and its attendant spiritual cultivation. From his decades of ongoing study with T. Krishnamacharya he has built a highly skilled command of the full spectrum of yogic practices as well as that of the texts that inform them. The Complete Vinyasa Yoga bristles with the intelligence and charm of its author. Here he presents the many movement and breath sequences that he learned throughout the years exactly as he learned them so that the informed teacher or practitioner can select what is the most relevant vinyasa to acheive the desired effect. He presents them now as a testament to his dedication to T. Krisnamacharya. Within a lifetime of learning and teaching yoga he presents the subject of Vinyasa in its context of the full spectrum of yoga including lines of association to the more subtle and internal practise . Adding his own modern, scientific, and mature insight he gives us us precise and usable instructions illuminating the very essence of yogic tools: cultivating and placing attention; stabilized in the body, freed in the breath. The overall picture presents a logical progression from movement to stillness. We see each pose photographed, with clear instructions, never before so clearly explicated in terms of the underlying breath work. While the number of vinyasas may seem dizzying to some and not as Herculean to others, it is the method of calm progression that is most firmly encouraged. Vinyasa krama leads us step by step to the attainment of our most steady vibrancy. It is a practical and spiritual map to a territory few have the capacity to teach so generously.

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