Viniyoga Resources

Welcome to the Viniyoga Resources page! Here you will find suggested readings for exploring the depth and breadth of the Viniyoga lineage and it's teachings.

An Inside Look at Meditation

An Inside Look at Meditation brings the experience of meditation to life through stories and reflections, yoga and scientific principles, and examples. Meditation in the tradition of Viniyoga calls upon all manner of exquisite, personal, impactful places to put your attention. The book shows how and why this form of meditation works.
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Understanding Patanjali's Yogasutra

Patañjali’s Yogasūtras presents concise yet complete instructions for practicing Yoga, both on the mat and in daily life.

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Yoga Bodies, Yoga Minds

This paper discusses the importation of Yoga into the West, in the context of Yoga as a healing modality. It is important to distinguish between adapting a system of knowledge, like Yoga, to specific contexts, and altering the system to fit it into another quite
different system of knowledge, such as conventional Western medicine.

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The Heart of Yoga

“The first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to viniyoga–yoga adapted to the needs of the individual. • A contemporary classic by a world-renowned teacher. • This new edition adds thirty-two poems by Krishnamacharya that capture the essence of his teachings. Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who lived to be over 100 years old, was one of the greatest yogis of the modern era. Elements of Krishnamacharya’s teaching have become well known around the world through the work of B. K. S. Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and Indra Devi, who all studied with Krishnamacharya.

Health, Healing, And Beyond

Descended from an ancient yogic lineage, T.K.V. Desikachar is recognized as yoga’s foremost teacher of teachers. “Health, Healing, and Beyond” is the long-awaited study of his application of yogic practices to achieve a union of body, mind, and spirit. Desikachar’s father, T. Krishnamacharya, one of the greatest healers and sages of modern Indian history, incorporated many of his country’s traditions into the adaptation and teaching of yoga for contemporary society. A student of Krishnamacharya for more than thirty years, Desikachar continues his father’s efforts to preserve the essential teachings of yoga established over two thousand years ago.