This CD-ROM aims at bringing the yoga sutras closer to the yoga public. It presents the sutras of Patanjali, along with its transliteration, and includes the translation and commentary of TKV Desikachar, one of the leading authorities on yoga today. TKV Desikachar's work presents a very lucid interpretation, based on his own study with his teacher and father T Krishnamacharya, revered as the greatest yoga master of the last century.
The CD-ROM also contains an audio rendering of the yoga sutras, chanted in the classical style. It also contains the recital in a split up form, where the classical sutras are split up, to make it easier for the beginner to follow. The audio recital is done by Mekhala Desikachar, daughter and student of TKV Desikachar. The CD-ROM, also contains a repeat mode in the recitation, where the user can listen to the sutra chanting once, and repeat it after. This option is available in both the classical and the split up mode.
The CD-ROM thus allows the user to listen to the expression of the sutra, the way it was composed. The dual benefit of having the recitations, as well as the interpretation of text will hopefully provide adequate direction to the quest in understanding this gem of a treatise.
Further, the CD-ROM allows users to print their own worksheets, for either a particular sutra or the whole text, with the sutra, its translation and the component words that make the sutra. With ample space provided between the words, these worksheets may be used by the user to pursue their study of this text with their own teacher. The customizable worksheets contain the individual words that make up the sutra, and thus indicates how to break up the sutras, according to Sanskrit grammar.
TKV Desikachar - Son and student of T Krishnamacharya, TKV Desikachar is one of the world's foremost teachers of yoga and is considered as a direct lineage holder of the ancient masters to the modern world. He is the founder and managing trustee of the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, which he started to share and transmit the teachings of his father. Desikachar has been travelling worldwide since 1960's and has taught in almost every continent. He is the author of numerous books including 'Health, Healing and Beyond", and "The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice', "In Search of Mind'and the soon to be released "What are we seeking". He has also recently authored the first ever translation of the classical yoga text "Yogayajnavalkya Samhita". He has recorded two audio CD's on Vedic Chanting.
Mekhala Desikachar - Daughter and student of TKV Desikachar, Mekhala has been singing and chanting from a very young age. Her interest in chanting began during her childhood, when she was learning vocal music and veena. Growing up to be a fine and talented artist, she has given numerous concerts both within and outside India. An engineering graduate by education, she spends most of her time with her first love - music and chanting. She has already recorded two audio CD's with her father on Vedic Chanting, produced by Vedanjali prpoems, composed by her grandfather T Krishnamacharya, for the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram.