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Viniyoga is a word originally used to distinguish the yoga style of T. K. V. Desikachar (in the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya). Desikachar himself later distanced himself from the word. In general, the name is meant to emphasize that yoga practice should be adapted to fit the individuality and particular situation of each practitioner. Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888-1989) was instrumental in the resurgence of interest in hatha yoga. ...


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ViniyogaNY.com....What is Viniyoga? (371 words)
Viniyoga is a term that describes the integration of elements of yoga to develop a practice specific to the individual’s needs.
Viniyoga is less concerned with arduous precise exercises than with developing a balanced and appropriate practice for each student.
Viniyoga is a term used to describe the yoga taught by Sri T. Krishnamacharya.
Yoga Sanga - Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW (838 words)
Despite the popular use of the term viniyoga to describe the Yoga taught by Desikachar, viniyoga does not really refer to a "style" of yoga at all, and is certainly not used by Desikachar to describe his teachings as a style of yoga.
Indeed, the concept of viniyoga may apply to the many different "styles" of Yoga, not just the Yoga taught by Desikachar and the KYM, so long as the practices are not standardized without consideration of their application to the needs of the individual (or group) and the situation.
The Viniyoga of Yoga (2001) by TKV Desikachar with Kausthub Desikachar and Frans Moors is available in Australia from Yoga Sanga P/L. Michael de Manincor is a Yoga teacher and registered Counselling Psychologist, currently living and teaching in Sydney.
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