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One of the joys of Ramaswami's Teacher training course in 2010 was a week long module on Krishnamacharya. We read Yoga Makaranda and Yoga Rahasya line by line in the classroom with Ramaswami commenting throughout. In the mornings, in the practice room, we explored the asana sections. This exploration of Krishnamacharya's early writing is something I've continued to explore through posts on this blog and in my own practice, the translation of yogasanagalu (1941) has been part of that project.
This has gone hand in hand with my Ashtanga and Vinyasa Krama practice, to be honest I fail to see the distinctions between them that clearly anymore. I find a relatively fixed Ashtanga sequence useful for my needs but will modify when necessary, my breath tends to be slow, occasionally I'll explore longer stays and often take advantage of kumbhaka options. I include pranayama, pratyahara and meditation along with my asana practice.
With my workshop in Spain coming up next month (already booked up ) and another workshop in the pipeline I've been bringing together some of my posts on exploring Krishnamacharya's Ashtanga, a resource for my own use really.
Most of these posts reflect Krishnamacharya's early Mysore years, when he was teaching the Young Pattabhi Jois but are informed too, to some extent, by some of his latter writing and teaching.
Mostly it's based on Yoga Makaranda Parts I and II and Yogasanagalu but also with the 1938 film footage in mind.
I've uploaded it to my Google Docs page to make it freely available for personal study. This is the first version, so over time the plan is to rework/rearrange the material to make it all more coherent as well as a major edit to improve readability and a check that all the hyperlinks go where they should..
Here's the link, new, better versions added as I go.
UPDATE; NEW VERSION BELOW (better layout but the Nancy 1974 syllabus is scrambled)
ePub version for ibooks and iPad also for printing (creative space format)
Here are the older versions
Exploring Krishnamacharya's Ashtanga
This should be downloadable from a computer.
I've uploaded a copy to Scribd also