T. Krishnamacharya – The Father of Modern Yoga

BY ADITHI MATHEWS “Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.” – T. Krishnamacharya For the modern practitioner, Yoga translates to purely Asana or the physical limb of the entire 8 steps which, leads to the state of Samadhi.…

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Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore

Nestled in a quiet neighbourhood in Mysore, Karnataka, and attached to the family home, the Shri Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute is one of the most highly esteemed yoga centres in India. Now lead by Pattabhi Jois’s grandson, R. Sharat Jois, the institute focuses on the austere tradition of Ashtanga yoga or “8-limbs yoga”. Attending the institute is…

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Kaivalyadhama Ashram, Lonavla

In 1924, Kaivalyadhama Ashram in Lonavla near Mumbai started the first scientific yoga research centre in the world. In keeping in the tradition, the focus is on education, research and treatments while offering short and long-term yoga courses with diplomas certified by the Indian government. The lush village-like ashram sits on 180 acres and has single-sex accommodation.…

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