"When disturbances that take the mind everywhere but nowhere are contained, then the individual is like a high-class diamond, with no blemishes." - T. Krishnamacharya
I follow the teachings of Sri T. Krishnamacharia and his senior students.
I teach a combination of two of his methods.
The first is the early method as was taught to K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India (the Ashtanga-Vinyasa system). The second method that was taught to his son TKV Desikachar and two of his senior students Srivasta Ramaswami (Vinyasa-Krama) and A.G. Mohan (Svastha) in Chennai, India.
The Ashtanga-Vinyasa system was taught, developed and later brought to the west by K. Pattabhi Jois through his first generation of Western students.
Teachers such as David Williams, Nancy Gilgoff, Richard Freeman, David Swenson, Tim Miller, Chuck Miller, Mati Ezrati, Eddie Stern and more are all a part of the evolution of this popular style of yoga.
It is a dynamic and structured style of yoga which consists of six sequences of postures. Each practitioner starts with the "Primary Series" and some may continue to the "Intermediate Series" and in very rare cases to the "Advanced Series A-D".
Postures are linked to each other by "Vinyasa",
which is movement linked with breath.
It is traditionally practiced in a "Mysore Style",
which is self-practiced supervised by a teacher.
The ladder teachings of T. Krishnamacharia focused on individual needs and therapeutic aspects. It is based on linking the breath with movement but with more of a healing approach which also includes other techniques,
such as pranayama, kriya and meditation.
Both branches of the teachings of Krishnamacharya are based on the ancient scriptures of Yoga, mainly on the "Yoga Sutras" of Patanjali, but also others such as "Yoga Yajnavalkya", the "Samkhya Karika", "Hatha Yoga Pradipika", the "Upanishads" and others.
Another major influence are the teachings of the Buddha. I follow the technique of Vipassana meditation as was taught to me by S. N. Goenka and his senior students.
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