What is VK?

What are the essentials of Vinyasa Krama that we teach?
1) Do asanas with a number of vinyasas, or variations, in succession. It is the art form of yoga practice. Vinyasa means art, and it involves aesthetic variation within the specified parameters.
2) The basic parameters used in Vinyasa Krama are steadiness of the posture, a calm mind, synchronizing the breath with slow movement of the limbs, and while in the postures, having the mind closely following the breath.

Why practice Vinyasa Krama yoga?

To quote Sri Ramaswami: "Vinyasa Krama Yoga is an ancient practice of physical and spiritual development. It is a systematic method to study, practice, teach and adapt yoga. This Vinyasa Krama (movement and sequence methodology) approach to yogasana (yoga posture) practice is unique in all of yoga. By integrating the functions of mind, body and breath in the same time frame, a practitioner will experience the real joy of yoga practice. Each of the important postures (asanas) is practiced with many elaborate vinyasas (variations and movements). Each variation is linked to the next one by a succession of specific transitional movements, synchronized with the breath. the mind closely follows the slow, smooth, deliberate ujjayi yogic breathing; and the yoking of mind and body takes place with the breath acting as the harness."

What is Kaivalya?

Kaivalya = Absolute freedom from the bondage of matter. The ultimate goal of the Yogi.

Monday, January 3, 2011

About Sri T.K. Sribhashyam (Son of Krishnamacharya)

Sri T.K. Sribhashyam, the third son of Sri T. Krishnamacharya, was born in Mysore in 1940. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Accountancy as well as in Hindu philosophy in Chennai. Right from his childhood Sri T. Krishnamacharya initiated him to Yajur Veda and taught him in the traditional way all major Upanishads, Brahma Sūtra and Bhagavad Gīta. Sri T. Krishnamacharya trained him in Yoga practice and teaching. Apart from this, he also received intensive lessons on Yoga Philosophy and Indian Psychology. Āyurveda, the Indian Medical Science, was another subject of study under his father. Sri T.K. Sribhashyam began to practise Āyurveda under the guidance of Sri T. Krishnamacharya in 1956; at the same time he also started teaching Yoga. Since 1970, he is transmitting his father's teachings in Europe. In 1999, the Mysore Sanskrit College conferred on him the title of Ācharya (Master) for his faithful and devoted teaching of Hindu philosophy. He is the Head of all Yogakshemam schools in Europe, which are recognised by the European Yoga Union. Many Yoga journals in Europe frequently publish articles written by him; European and International Yoga Conferences appreciate his regular lectures on subjects of Hindu philosophy. He is an Honorary Life Member of the International Yoga Federation and the World Yoga Council. He is married and has two children. Apart from South Indian languages, he speaks French and English fluently.

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