Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya
(1888 - 1989)
Breath is central to Yoga because it is central to life and
Yoga is about life Inhale and God approaches you.
Hold the inhalation and God remains with you.
Exhale and you approach God.
Hold the exhalation and surrender to God.
(1915 - 2009)
"Ashtanga Yoga method is universal, it is not mine or yours. That method is perfect, it is complete. Ashtanga Yoga is yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, samadhi - these are the eight steps which make up Ashtanga Yoga method. But first you take asana: "āsanaṃ prāṇasaṃrodhaś pratyāhāraś ca dhāraṇām, dhyānaṃ samādhir etāni ṣaḍaṅgāni prakirtita" (śandilya) upanisads are telling: first you start asana, asanas are your foundation.
Thinking God, any god, which (ever) god you pray,
which god you liking, no problem.
Saraswathi Jois currently teaches daily classes in
Mysore maintaining the tradition of yoga and methodsof her father.