It is necessary to have a competent and accessible teacher.

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“It is necessary to have a competent and accessible teacher.”
From study notes with TKV Desikachar England 1992

Although Krishnamacharya came from a strict Indian tradition……

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T Krishnamacharya at 91

“Although Krishnamacharya came from a strict Indian tradition,
he liberated the restrictions.
He segregated his personal beliefs from his teaching
and his interest in the different texts on Yoga and Vedānta.

It isn’t necessary to be a Hindu to practice Yoga,
the Hindu text, the Brahma Sūtra refute Yoga.
In the Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali God is not emphasised.

Hindus have taken advantage of Yoga,
Brahmin rituals use Yoga breathing,
even if it is only symbolic and they use Mantra.

Krishnamacharya didn’t mix the different teachings,
he didn’t start a class with prayers when he worked with foreigners.”
From study notes with TKV Desikachar England 1992

Sahavāsam (Dwelling Together) – What you associate with becomes part of you.

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‎”Sahavāsam (Dwelling Together)
– What you associate with becomes part of you.”
– TKV Desikachar January 15th 2000

You should only take that food which you would offer to the person you revere most.

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“You should only take that food which you would offer to the person you revere most.”
Notes from my studies of the Dhyānamālika verse 11 with TKV Desikachar in Chennai 23rd December 2000

So if certain Yoga Sādhana have a place in another culture……

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So if certain Yoga Sādhana have a place in another culture we must consider whether this symbol (Om) has a place with people who don’t understand it.”

TKV Desikachar – Lecture on September 5th 1983 in Zinal, Switzerland (Fuller notes on this lecture yet to be posted)

Unfortunately, many people are not able to differentiate between……

TKV Desikachar teaching at Gaunts House

Unfortunately, many people are not able to differentiate between Yoga and Hinduism.
This is the biggest blunder I have seen in many institutions.”
Excerpt from an interview with TKV Desikachar by Fit Yoga Magazine April 2008

T Krishnamacharya, a Yogi par-excellence……

Quote by TKV Desikachar in Omega Institute, New York in May 2002

“T Krishnamacharya, a Yogi par-excellence, immersed in the ocean of ancient Indian wisdom, understood the wealth of teachings that Yoga had to offer and showed how each practitioner can choose the right means for his or her own development.”
– From a Seminar at Omega around the theme “The Ocean of Yoga – From the Parts to the Whole.”

There are two types of teachers……

‎”There are two types of teachers. Those who tell you what you want to hear and those who tell you what you don’t want to hear.” – TKV Desikachar

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