|T. K. Shribashyam's website http://www.yogakshemam.net/English/homepage.html|
"...it has been recently published from France and its English translation is under preparation".
Looks interesting, a curious layout of 58 Daily practise suggestion(?) ( see pictures 12 + 13 below) that seem familiar from the Life Saving practice presented in the recent Movie on Krishnamacharya, The Breathing God, already out in German and due out in English this year. I've included Chiara's English translation of the Life Saving practice at the bottom of the page, this book has another 57 of these!
There's also appear to be substantial sections on Pranayama and Mudra ( as well as some practice suggestions focussing on Mudra, concentration on particular Chakra ) as well as the Origin/ History of Yoga and what seems to be a large section on Prana.
On page 71, the general guidelines for practice, we get an outline of the structure to a 45 minute practice is presented.
1 Pranayama : Ujjayi Anuloma, Ujjayi Viloma, Ujjayi Prathiloma or Sitali ( no doubt depending on the season) 12 breaths in either of those or perhaps a combination.
2. Standing asana 6 breaths
3. Asana on the back ( Supine?) 6 breaths
4. Asana on the belly ( Bow posture(s) 3 breaths
5. Shoulderstand 12 breaths
6. Headstand 12 breaths
7 Shoulderstand variation(s) 12 breaths
8. An Asana on the belly ( no doubt as counter to the shoulder stand) 3 breaths
9. Seated asana ( to reset the internal organs after inversions?) 6 breaths
10. Mudra 12 breaths
UPDATE: And what of this?
I practiced it this morning, quite a profound practice. I started with the pranayama, added in my usual ten minute VK tadasana sequence and the Yoga Makaranda approach to suryanamaskara, with the staying in each posture for three to five breaths inc. kumbhakas, then carried on with the routine above. I included a couple of extra Vinyasa Krama subroutines as I had the time but otherwise stuck to Krishnamacharyas practice.
Really looking forward to getting my hands on an English Translation.
|11 Overview practice sessions of my father|
And some more samples for the French reader that can also be found on this page http://www.yogakshemam.net/French/EmergenceDuYoga_Infos.html
From the jacket of the Movie on Krishnamacharya, Breath of the Gods ( thank you to Chiara for the translation). See my previous post Pimping up Krishnamacharya's Life saving yoga
"Starting from the 50s more and more visitors came from the West to Krishnamacharya in Madras, to learm Yoga from him, the 'teacher of teachers'. Krishnamacharya developed for them a specific sequence that he named 'Life saving yoga session'. Yoga to extend life, the name did not fail to work. Krishnamacharya's idea was to use this sequence to lead Westerners to an unconfessional and undogmatic experience of the Divine, since their pluralistic culture would not permit an automatic access to religious matters.
The sequence, which was not taught anymore after Krishnamacharya's death and which was taught by his son TK shribayam to director Jan Schmidt-Garre after years of acquaintance during the filming of 'Der atmende Gott', is here disclosed in its original form.
Characteristic of the later Krishnamacharya and of the 'Life saving Yoga session' is the connection of postures, breathing and concentration in the sense of the orientation of the gaze and awareness of a focal point. Only when these elements form an organic connection can Yoga happen, according to Krishnamacharya
1. sit for 30-60 seconds with crossed legs in Padmasana. Concentration on Nasagra (point of the nose)
2. 16-24 Kapalabhati breaths (breath of fire, energeti inhale and exhale)
3. 12 breaths of ujjayi anuloma. Inhale: ujjayi, with slightly constricted throat, to drwa air into the lungs. Exhale: the hand forms a claw with thumb, ring- and little-fingers with which one nostril is alternately kept closed. Exhale very slowly through the open nostril, without ujjayi, beginning with the left
4. 3 breaths in matsyasana. Legs are closed in the lotus position
5. 3 breaths in bhujangasana. Start with open eyes and during the progression of movement, which start with the forehead, close the eyes. Concentration on Bhrumhadya (between the eyebrows)
6. 12 breaths in sarvangasana. The chin is closed in front of the straightened body. Hands close to the shoulderblades, concentration on Kanta (throat)
7. 12 breaths in sirsasana. Concentration on Nasagra (tip of the nose)
8. 3 breaths in halasana. Arms on the floor, hands clasped, palms towards the outside
9. 3 breaths in bhujangasana. Again start with open eyes and close them during the movement. Cncentration on Bhrumadhya (between the eyebrows)
10. 12 breaths in Maha-mudra (one-sided forward bend) six times on the left, then six times on the right. With the first inhale bring the arms over the head, with hands clasped, palms up. With the exhale get into the posture. Concentration on navel
11. 12 breaths in paschimottanasana, preparation and in maha mudra. The hands clasp the big toes, the back stays straight, neck and back form a lune. Concentration on the navel.
12. 30-60 Bastri breaths (rapid alternate breathing) in padmasana. The right hand builds a clasp as for anuloma ujjayi. Inhale and exhale through the left nostril, then change the grip and rapidly inhale and exhale through the right nostril. No ujjayi. end with an exhale from the left nostril and without pause move ot a long inhale in nadi shodan. Concentration on Nasagra
13. 12 breaths in nadi shodan (alternate breathing). Inhale very slowly from the half-closed left nostril, exchange grip ad after a short pause exhale very slowly through the half-closed right nostril. After a short pause inhale very slowly through the half-closed right nostril, change grip and after a short pause exhale through the half-clodes left nostril. No ujjayi. The left hand counts the breaths, with the thumb gliding over the twelve parts of the four fingers, from the third falanx of the little fingers in the direction towards outside to the point of the index finger. Concentration on Hrudaya (heart)
14. Prayer. Concentration on Hrudaya (heart)
In the coming book fom Shribashyam "How Yoga really was" this and similar sequences are explained in detail
*Thank you again to Chiara fro the translation from the German.
Here are some print out practice sheets.