1.- The Power series – further classified into mind and body
2.- The treatment series – divided into kosha (sheath) and Nadi (pulse)
3.- Spiritual is only one
Then, after curiosity grows, Satya very kindly translates the pages that list the asanas of both the first and second series, and guess what? Well you can go over and look at the picture of the asanas of the first series that Grimmly put together. It looks very close to the primary series we do today. Look at the picture of the primary series that G compiled together:
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Below is the cover of the Yogasanalu – I looked at references online and nobody seems to have translated this book yet, although perhaps Alex Medin translated a portion. There is a copy at the University of Mysore, but my guess is that it is not in English. I say that the book comes from 1930-40 because apparently there have been various editions of it, making it difficult to place when exactly the book was first written.
|The cover of the book, took it from Grimmly’s page
hope that is OK
Here is Grimmlys post with the introduction and links to the background of the project
Here is the translation of pages 8 and 9
Here Grimmly photographed the whole primary series as outlined in the Yogasanagalu
In Mark Singleton’s book, chapter nine, where he talks about Jois and Ashtanga, he mentions the book [Yogasanagalu] and also interviews students from the palace who say that they did not follow a pre-determined series, but rather had adaptations provided just for them, due to their own limitations etc.
|Click on the image to look inside
Chapter Nine talks about the Palace years and Jois/Iyengar etc
Which means Krishnamacharya had different styles of teachings even then, and as Grimmly says there was no “before and after” style of teachings (before: when he was in Mysore, at the palace, and after: when he left for Madras to teach in his own studio).
Are you as curious as I am to continue reading the translation? Eternal gratitude to Satya for the translation effort.