What must form an essential part of a person’s daily practice?

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T Krishnamacharya in Ṣaṇmukhī Mudrā.

Question to T Krishnamacharya –

Q: What must form an essential part of a person’s daily practice?
A: A minimum of ten minutes in Antaḥ TrāṭakamṢat Mukhī Mudrā or Mahā Mudrā is essential.
– Śrī Krishnamacharya – The Pūrnācārya – published by the KYM in 1997

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Sample Practice by T Krishnamacharya for a student with diabetes……

TK_Diabetes_PracticeA handwritten copy of a sample Practice by T Krishnamacharya for a student with diabetes.
It was shared with me by TKV Desikachar from his father’s teaching files.
Download or view this practice as a PDF

As for pulse taking, this is considered by Āyurveda to be a method of confirming a diagnosis……

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“As for pulse taking,
this is considered by Āyurveda to be a method of confirming a diagnosis,
which has been formed from listening to the voice,
watching the posture, the eyes, the colour of the skin,
the quality of the energy, and interviewing the patient.”
– T Krishnamacharya

Strongest memory is of that which is introduced when one is young.

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“Strongest memory is of that which is introduced when one is young.”
– T Krishnamacharya

Before launching on Antaraṅga Sādhana, one should be a Nistavān……

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“Before launching on Antaraṅga Sādhana, one should be a Nistavān (a consistent expert) in Bahiraṅga Sādhana.
If this earlier stage is very well established, then only a teacher may teach Dhyāna.”
– T Krishnamacharya 1984

If you have learned something really well……

If you have learned something really well

“If you have learned something really well,
then the way you express it will not be the same way you learned it.”
– T Krishnamacharya

Haṭha Yoga is Prāṇāyāma.

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“Haṭha Yoga is Prāṇāyāma.”
– Śrī T Krishnamacharya

Teach what is inside you……

Teach what is inside you.

“Teach what is inside you.
Not as it applies to you, to yourself,
but as it applies to the other.”
– Śrī T Krishnamacharya

A Yogi is never surprised.

Quoted to me by TKV Desikachar as from his father T Krishnamacharya

“A Yogi is never surprised.”

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