T Krishnamacharya

T Krishnamacharya

T Krishnamacharya

Yogacarya T Krishnamacharya T Krishnamacharya (1888-1989) was one of the most influential yoga masters of modern times and is considered as the “grandfather” of modern yoga. Over the course of his long life (he lived to be over 100) T. Krishnamacharya shared his knowledge of Yoga as a holistic healing discipline with thousands in India and many others students who came from abroad: among his most notable students are Indra Devi, BKS Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and his son and longest standing student TKV Desikachar. His knowledge of Yoga, as well as the primary Indian philosophical schools, Ayurveda and Sanskrit, was unrivalled by his peers, but the focus of his energy and life-long work was the study and practice of therapeutic Yoga to support health, healing, and personal transformation.

In Krishnamacharya’s wisdom, he recognized that yoga needed to be adapted to modern times. His aim was always to help others enhance their health and quality of life. In a time when yoga was taught only to a privileged few, he made his immense knowledge accessible to society’s lower classes, women, non-Hindus, and foreigners.

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