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T. Krishnamacharya – The Father of Modern Yoga


“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. T. Krishnamacharya, studied Yoga during his childhood from his father and is known to have emphasised his teachings around the physical limb of Yoga – which are Hatha Yoga postures; although he studied the philosophy and other aspects in great detail as well.  Emphasising his teachings on Asana, is one of the reasons he is known as  the ‘Father of Modern Yoga’. The second reason would be the fact that he was the guru of two of the biggest and most renowned Yoga legends – Pattabi Jois (founder of Ashtanga Yoga) and BKS Iyengar (Iyengar Yoga). (more…)


Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga – an introduction


Among the many forms of traditional Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style is known as a dynamic practice which weaves the movement of asana together with breath. This style of Yoga was founded by Sri K Pattabi Jois in Mysore, a city in Southern India. (more…)


Omkarananda Ashram, Rishikesh

This is the first of many videos from introducing the best yoga centres in India!
Omkarananda Ashram in Rishikesh is one of the top yoga centres in our book “Yoga in India: a journey to the top 24 yoga places“.

We hope you enjoy it and that the wonderful Usha Devi inspires you to come and study yoga in India!


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