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Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings Paperback – July 13, 2010
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“Krishnamacharya is absolutely delightful. It gives us an intimate window into the devotion, intensity, and clarity of the true source of modern yoga, Sri Krishnamacharya. A. G. Mohan gives us urgently needed lessons on the inner subtlety and depth of yoga.”—Richard Freeman, author of The Mirror of Yoga
"A. G. Mohan's book about the life and teachings of Krishnamacharya is an important link in the chain of yogic knowledge, handed down from past to present via teacher to student. We gain double benefit with Mohan's book. We not only benefit from greater insight into the teachings of Krishnamacharya but we also experience the wisdom of A. G. Mohan as well."—David Swenson, author of Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual
“Very few students actually stayed with Krishnamacharya to study and carefully practice what he was offering; A. G. Mohan is one who did. Read this book because it is a fascinating window into a deeply personal relationship in the age old practice of yoga transmission and learning.”—Mark Whitwell, author of Yoga of Heart
"This book is a great addition to the growing number of books documenting the history of modern yoga, and is a must read for the serious yoga practitioner.”—YogaBasics.com
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This is why a book like Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings by A.G.Mohan is so valuable, so precious. Consider for example when Mohan attends his first lecture with him:
"... The subject of the lecture was ancient rituals, but Krishnamacharya linked the practices of yoga to the subject, I became spellbound, immersed in Kirshnamacharya's discourse and the power of his presence, as if I were sitting at the feet of an ancient sage".
And a sage he was. Kirshnamacharya was, for what I gather in the book and by sheer force of the devotion of his direct students, a Guru's Guru. I was impressed at how he would refuse students he did not consider serious.
He used unconventional methods to test the level of truth behind the desire to learn from potential students, for example when once Mohan asked him what would he do if a wealthy student of dubious intentions came by asking for teachings and he replied he would, for example, ask for him to come back with the equivalent of, say, 5000 dollars, and if the student did bring it, then he would return the money, content in the knowing that the student was serious.
Krishnamacharya was fiercely and one pointedly committed to the spread of yoga, and he succeeded. I almost felt he would wink to all people out there showing fancy poses, talking about yoga, discussing through blogs, propagating, advertising, letting yoga work its way into our collective imagination.Read more ›
Krishnamacharya was a man of God. He lived a disciplined life. His life style was simple. He never wanted to be famous. He didn't care about money or fame. His life was simple. He was a devoted man of God, disciplined in his studies and practice of the 8 limbs of yoga and a giving teacher to his students.
A nice and easy read. Very enjoyable. I would recommend it to anyine that teaches yoga. Insight to a great yogi and teacher.
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This is an amazing book for Yogis, especially Ashtangis who are teachers.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I love hearing about his teachings and the way he lived his life.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A great read, you will not want to put it down. This is a biography, so the book will tell you many interesting details about Krishnamacharya's life, starting from early years... Read morePublished 8 months ago by KatS
Actually most of yoga which is practiced now worldwide was popularized by his best known disciples B.K.S. Iyengar and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Read morePublished 10 months ago by ARVYDAS NORVAISAS
It is about our great Yogi Krishnamacharya, his life and teaching. His reverence to yoga. It brings light to the purest and traditional form of Yoga.Published 12 months ago by Marie Rzab
a must read!!! beautiful story- inspirational and feel good book.Published 18 months ago by nicole hyatt
Get it read it if you're serious about your practice and teaching. It's changed my approach in the way I present classes.Published 18 months ago by brian w sivils