Viniyoga is popularly used today to describe the yoga taught by the late Sri T Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar, founder of the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) in India. However, it is not actually a ‘style’ of yoga, but is an approach using Yoga’s many tools – asana, pranayama, meditation, mudra, chanting etc.
In Viniyoga the emphasis is on creating a personal yoga practice for the individual, by selecting the right yoga tools depending on the situation. It is about making the yoga suit the individual, rather than the individual suit the yoga. Therefore, designing a yoga practice specifically for that person and their current needs.
Adjust the Instructions to your needs
If you are not familiar with Viniyoga, you might find some of the asanas in this eBook to be shown slightly differently to the way you know them from other yoga styles. These are the classical asanas, shown in their final full form, without any variations or modifications. They are the basis for most asanas, before they have been modified. The basic instructions and structure of the asanas, however, are still very similar to other yoga styles. Therefore, you can just use your knowledge to amend the instructions to suit your desired variation. A change could be as simple as turning a foot forty-five degrees rather than ninety degrees. Easy!