The Father Of Modern Yoga

January 12, 2019 | Mimi Partha Sarathy

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Late Sri T. Krishnamacharya (18th November, 1888 – 28th February ,1989) was unique in many ways as a Master of Yoga, as a teacher, as an Ayurvedic physician and as a scholar. . He is often called the Father of Modern Yoga, and is  one of the most important masters who revived the practice of yoga in the early 20th century and also brought yoga into the lives of many, directly and indirectly through his well – known disciples namely   Sri BKS Iyengar , Sri Pattabhi Jois, Sri TKV Desikachar, and Madame Indra Devi.

Shri BKS Iyengar , Shri TKV Desikachar , Madame Indra Devi , Shri Pattabhi Jois

Sri Krishnamacharya held degrees in all the six Vedic darsanas, or Indian philosophies. He is widely considered as the architect of vinyasa yoga  in the sense of combining breathing or pranayama with movement. He was also a good healer, adept in his diagnostic skills and created powerful yoga-based interventions focusing specifically on cikitsa or  therapy. Underlying all of Krishnamacharya’s teachings was the principle “Teach what is appropriate for an individual.” He authored four books on yoga—Yoga Makaranda , Yogaasanagalu ,  Yoga Rahasya, and Yogavalli  as well as several essays and poetic compositions.

Recognising the immense value of T Krishnamacharya’s knowledge and his life’s mission, his son and long-time student, Sri. TKV Desikachar established, in 1976, the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram – Chennai, as a means to give life to his father’s vision. Nearly four decades later, the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram continues to stand tall as one of the premier centers of Yoga and yoga therapy, not just in India but in the world as well.

KYM is an ISO 9000 (2015) certified institution and a non-profit Public Charitable Trust recognized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu. KYM is also recognized by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), (the apex governing body of Yoga Centers in India), as one of the lead Yoga Institutes in India.

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Mimi Partha Sarathy

Founder, Managing Trustee and Sr. Yoga Teacher SKWC

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India