I. Books on T Krishnamacharya
The Yoga of T Krishnamacharya.
140 x 215 mm.
Paperback edition. 76 pages
CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT
This book is a compilation of lectures
given by TKV Desikachar about his father and teacher T.Krishnamacharya.
The book is presented in two parts, the first dealing with T Krishnamacharya
as a teacher, physician and yogi. The second part presents in a very
simple way the meaning of yoga.
- The Purnacarya.
Edited by Mala Srivatsan
185 x 240 mm.
Paperback edition. 156 pages.
CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT
This biography of T Krishnamacharya
is based on his numerous oral recollections. This book with rare photographs
and beautiful illustrations, traces his life from his early days of
travelling and learning to his last days. The book contains a lot of
information on the great master that was previously unpublished.
Title: The Yoga of The
The Yoga of The Yogi is a tribute to one of the greatest yogis of
the modern era. Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, known to yoga students
everywhere as a "master of masters". In the early twentieth century
when India's traditional teachings were in danger of being lost,
Krishnamacharya revived the ancient tradition of yoga for the modern
world. He was a yogi par excellence, a dedicated healer, a ferocious
debater, a master of Indian philosophy, and a talented poet and
author. Little has been written about his life or his work, but the
names of his most famous students - Indra Devi, Pattabi Jois, BKS
Iyengar, and TKV Desikachar - are known all over the world. Yet, the
full promise of Krishnamacharya's legacy, unfamiliar to many yoga
practitioners in the West, is still waiting to be explored.
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The Tamil Biography of Sri Krishnamacharya.
Edited by S Sridharan.
140 x 215 mm.
Paperback edition. 90 pages.
This book is the Tamil translation
of the English Biography, "Sri Krishnamacharya, The Purnacarya". Tamil
is the language spoken in Tamilnadu, the land where T Krishnamacharya
spent the last 50 years of his life.
II. Granthamala Series
The Granthamala series comprises several books
which highlight the wisdom and teachings of T Krishnamacharya
Composed by T Krishnamacharya. Translated by
180 x 120mm.
Paperback edition. 34 pages.
This poem which contains 32 verses was composed by T Krishnamacharya.
It highlights T Krishnamacharya's immense understanding of yoga and
his insight on how it can help us. The small book forms the first of
the Granthamala Series
- Audio Rendering.
by TKV Desikachar, Sheela Shankar & Mekhala
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This audio tape comprises a melodious
rendering of T. Krishnamacharya's 'Yoganjalisaram'. Side B Contains
some famous passages from the Vedas, like the Surya Mantra, Gayatri,
Surya Upanishad, and Aditya Hrdayam.
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Composed by T Krishnamacharya. Translated by
180 x 120 mm.
Paperback edition. xxii + 34 pages
This is another poem by T Krishnamacharya,
which forms the third of the Granthamala Series. It deals with the concept
of Dhyanam or meditation. Through this work that he composed in one
day, Krishnamacharya provides deep insights that are significant in
the process of meditation. The verses have been translated into English
by TKV Desikachar.
composed by T Krishnamacharya.
sung by TKV Desikachar, Mala srivastan, Menaka Desikachar, & Mekhala
The audio rendition of the poem
on meditations forms the fifth of the Granthamala series. This cassette
has been designed to help the listener learn and recite the poem. The
second side features a compilation of some important works of many great
Sri Nathamuni's Yogarahasya
Revised Second Edition
Commentary by T Krishnamacharya.
Translated by TKV Desikachar
Paperback Indian Edition; Hardback
165.1 mm x 234.1 mm
205 pages, 82 photographs.
"Yoga Rahasya", one of the most
important texts on yoga was composed by a ninth century Vaishnavite
saint, Nathamuni and was subsequently lost. Mysteriously revived by
T Krishnamacharya in the early twentieth century, this text contains
a lot of practical information on how yoga plays a role in the different
stages of life, pregnancy, therapy and more.
Translation by TKV Desikachar
180 x 245 mm.
Hardcover edition. 172 pages.
Considered as one of the most ancient
texts on yoga, the Yogayajnavalkya Samhita is presented in the form
of a dialogue between the great sage Yajnavalkya and his wife, the learned
Gargi. The text consisting of twelve chapters presents many concepts
of yoga that are unique to this work. It also presents ideas that are
different from the other popular yoga texts. This book contains the
original Sanskrit slokas, their English transliteration and translation.
III. Other Publications
Patanjala Yoga Darsanam
The Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali with Chant Notation
145 x 210 mm.
Paperback edition. 63 pages.
This book is an aid to those wanting
to recite theYoga Sutras of Patanjali. The aphorisms are broken down
into smaller words in order to make chanting easier. The sutras are
marked with the appropriate chant notations. The book also contains
a composition of Sri T Krishnamacharya on Patanjali.
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An Illustrated guide to Asana
by M J N Smith
220 x 285 mm.
Hardcover edition. 215 pages.
This exhaustive compilation presents
over 200 asanas, many of their adaptations in a pictorial format, and
techniques of the different pranayama, and bandha-s. The glossary is
also very useful in understanding the meanings of the different asanas
Vedic Chant Companion
by TKV Desikachar and Kausthub Desikachar
150 x 210 mm.
Paperback edition. 67 pages.
A companion to those interested
in Vedic chanting , this book is presented in three parts. The first
part deals with the history of the Veda-s, their origin and evolution.
The second part describes Vedic chant pedagogy. Answers to frequently
asked questions on Vedic chanting form the third and final part of this
handy book .
The Yoga Story.
Story and text by Srimathy Gopalakrishnan.
Illustrations by CS Diwakar and Ramesh
175 x 240 mm.
Paperback edition. 20 pages.
A comic that tells the tale of how
a young boy learns about yoga from his grandfather. Apart from the story
every page has an illustration, name and meaning of an asana. Also,
a fact about Yoga is presented in every page. This book is designed
to create an awareness of and interest in yoga in the minds of children,
but will be an easy read for adults as well.
The Veda Story - Comic
Story and Text : Lakshmi Kausthub
Illustrations : C.Diwakar and V.Ramesh
180 X 245 mm, 16 pages, Paperback
Through the story of a girl discovering Vedas from her mother, this
comic book describes the evolution of the Veda-s, the most sacred of
Indian scriptures, and certain ideas that pertain to its practice. The
book is designed to induce an interest in children to learn the Veda-s,
but also makes an easy and useful read for adults.
What are we seeking
by TKV Desikachar with Martyn Neal
140 X 220 mm, 167 pages, Paperback
"What are we seeking?" is a quest
to understand the source of light within us. It is a quest to come in
contact with the heart, which we seem to have got disconnected with.
It is a quest for the human values that contribute to our peaceful living.
It is a quest to reintegrate ourselves with our true nature. Masters
like T Krishnamacharya, considered the greatest exponent of yoga in
the last century and his son and student TKV Desikachar, have been so
kind to synthesise their expertise in many of the Indian philosophies
to show us a way to the heart. T K V Desikachar who is today considered
an authority on Yoga has drawn from the philosophies of Yoga, Vedanta,
Samkhya and the Vedas, in this book.
The Viniyoga of Yoga
by TKV Desikachar with Kausthub Desikachar
and Frans Moors.
275 x 215 mm.
Paperback edition. 391 pages.
'Viniyoga' is the ability to adapt
the tools of yoga to suit different needs. This book deals with two
of the most popular tools of yoga - Asana and Pranayama, and their
applications based on varying requirements. This book containing over
1000 pictures includes:
Learning Through Yoga
by Raghu Ananthanarayanan
215 X 275 mm, 185 pages
This book, containing over 500 pictures,
will appeal to every level of yoga enthusiasts, as it integrates the
philosophy of yoga with daily practice. Through a systematic and simple
approach, it explains how yoga can be put into action. The book will
particularly interest the inquisitive mind that is searching to discover
these timeless truths in modern day lifestyles.
"Udale Unnai Aaradikkiren"
A comprehensive book on Yoga in Tamil
by T K V Desikachar
For many years now,
there has been an increasing demand for books on yoga, that would be
accessible to Tamil readers in India and abroad. The Vikatan Group of
Publications, a leading and very well known media group in Tamil Nadu,
brought out in 1993 book in Tamil written by T K V Desikachar titled
"Udale Unnai Aaradikkiren". This book is a comprehensive discussion
of various aspects of yoga practice, complete with answers to several
important yoga and health related queries. This 112 page book which
has sold almost fifty thousand copies is now in its fifth reprint.
Reflections on Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali - By T K
Number of Pages : 210
Paperback edition :153mmX210mm
Hardback edition : 160mmX220mm
This book comprises the original Sutra-s, their translation and
commentary by T K V Desikachar. This edition also presents two unique
sections that offer great value addition to readers. One section
presents the Yoga Sutra-s with chant notations that will aid recitation
and the other is an index of all the words that appear in the text along
with the Sutra-s in which they appear for easy reference. "Reflections
on Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali" is available in a paperback Indian edition
and a hardback international edition. The international edition comes
with a complimentary CD featuring an audio rendition of the Sutra-s in
the classical format.
Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram
The Darsanam was the quarterly magazine
of the KYM. A number of interesting themes have been dealt with in the
different issues of the magazine, with contributions from leading authorities
from different fields. Interviews of world renowned personalities like
the Dalai Llama, and Sri Sankaracarya have formed part of the content
of this magazine. Due to some practical difficulties the Darsanam was
stopped to the disappointment of its regular readers. However, the back
issues continue to be in demand. The following back issues are available
for sale. May 1991. Feb 1994. May 1994. Aug 1994. Nov 1994. Feb 1995.
Aug 1995. Nov 1995. Feb 1996.
Patanjali's Yoga Sutra - an
Considered the most important work
on Yoga, the Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali presents the entire doctrine
of yoga in 195 aphorisms. Its is the first systematic work on yoga,
and is also regarded as the final authority.
This CDROM aims at bringing the
yoga sutra-s closed to the yoga public. It presents the sutras of Patanjali,
along with its transliteration and includes the translation and commentary
of TKV Desikachar. TKV Desikachar's work presents a very lucid interpretation,
based on his own study with his teacher and father T Krishnamacharya,
revered as one of the greatest yoga masters.
This CDROM also contains an audio
rendering of the yogasutra-s, chanted in the classical style and in
split up form, to make it easier for the beginer to follow. It also
has features for user to print their own worksheets for either a particular
sutra or the whole text.
In Union - Vedic Chant CD
- Single Pack
Gayatri - Taittiriya Upanisat - Narayana Upanisat
Chant continues to be so alive, inspiring every day millions of people.
Vedadhyayanam or vedic chanting is the recitation of the Vedas exactly
as it was heard by sages centuries ago in their state of meditation. Veda
is believed to be the voice of the creator. Through this was highest wisdom
This Vedic Chant CD comes compelete
with an 12 page booklet on benefits of Vedic Chanting and meanings of
the different chantings in the CD.
Pilgrimage of Sound - Vedic
Chant CD - Double Pack
Rudram - Chamakam - Santipathams - Suktams
to vedic chanting at the right moment is most meditative. It quietens
the mind and soothes the spirit. A feeling of freshness can be experineced.
The more one listens to it the more it heals the heart.
This Vedic Chant Double CD pack
comes compelete with an 16 page booklet on benefits of Vedic Chanting
and meanings of the different chantings in the CD.
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra-s audio CD
Rendered by Kausthub Desikachar in the
classical format as well as in a simplified version that will appeal to
beginners, this CD presents the Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali in a lucid and
comprehensive manner. This CD has been designed to
enthusiasts connect with the language of the Yoga Sutra-s
help refine the
pronunciation of the Sutra-s in Sanskrit
inspire students of
yoga to learn and enjoy the recitation of this great text.
This accurate audio
rendition by Kausthub Desikachar represents the legacy of a long lineage
of yoga teachers and will be an ideal reference for every student and
teacher of yoga.
Adi Sankara's yoga Taravali
Translation and Commentary by T K V Desikachar and
Through this poem Yoga Taravali, Adi Sankara
poetically and metaphorically summarizes the highest teachings of yoga. A
must for every yoga enthusiast, this text will not only provide deep
insights into the teachings of yoga, but will also indicate Adi Sankara's
mastery over the ancient discipline of yoga.
This handy book is inspired by the interpretations of T Krishnamacharya,
who considered Yoga Taravali one of the best poems on the message of yoga.
This work includes the original text in Sanskrit with Roman
transliteration and translation and commentary by TKV Desikachar, one of
the most respected yoga masters of our times, and his student Kausthub
Desikachar. The lucid and simple presentation makes this book a handy
companion not just to every enthusiast of yoga but also to everyone who
follows Adi Sankara's teachings.
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