Author: T. K. V. Desikachar
The sage Tirumalai Krishnamacharya believed that yoga is India's greatest gift to the world. It is a means to improving health, restoring well-being during illness, and enhancing mental and emotional balance. It is also considered an accessible path toward a union with the Absolute -- whether conceived of as God or as a nameless truth. Health, Healing, and Beyond is an indispensable introduction to the life, work, and teachings of Krishnamacharya, as well as a guide to the philosophy, principles, and limitless possibilities of yoga. This lively, affectionate account, told by Krishnamacharya's son, T.K.V. Desikachar -- renowned worldwide as yoga's foremost "teacher of teachers" -- traces the near-mythic labors of scholarship that equipped Krishnamacharya with an unparalleled mastery of India's ancient traditions and allowed him to adapt and even revolutionize yogic practice for modern life.