In this light I have divided the answer in three layers, listing the differences (or similarities) according to (a) the Yoga Sutras, (b) according to today’s lineage holders, and (c) according to how it is taught in America these days, to the level of my understanding.… Read the rest
Tag Archives | Ramaswami
|No matter how close or cross-eyed I get I just don’t see it|
I tell you why I call them “chapter one guys”, I do that because the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (the sort-of Bible of Yoga) attempts the same thing in chapter one.… Read the rest
|Ramaswami – Direct student of Master
Krishnamacharya for 35+ years
The workshop held at the CT Yoga Shala, lovely space, was four hours long both on Saturday and Sunday (with an intro on Friday night).… Read the rest
Definitely unexpected, and with a malady that is so mischievous in its workings as Lyme disease is. I was lucky to meet a Chinese Doctor that helped me with the most important thing of all which was knowing, trusting that I could heal. Hearing him go “don’t tell me about bacteria, there is bacteria everywhere!” was just what I needed to hear at that moment of despair.
He healed me by restoring all organs to health, and taught me a very important lesson that applies to yoga, a strong immune system will be resistant to any bacteria. We must keep our bodies in balance and treat them well!… Read the rest
Krishnamacharya (the grandfather of ALL yoga you see out there these days) was born November 18, 1888. Should he be living today he would turn 123!
As an expression of gratitude here are five things I’ve learned from him, without ever knowing him, and that inspire me daily:
Low Profile but Fierce Propagation of the Message of Yoga
As a teacher he kept a low profile but that did not mean he stopped propagating the message of yoga, he just did it wisely. Matter of fact, when A.G. Mohan was to go onto a yoga conference in the 70’s that was the direct advise that Krishnamacharya gave him: “Propagate Yoga Wisely”.… Read the rest