TKV Krishnamacharya

This is an article about the greatest modern proponent of Hatha Yoga. Last year we said goodbye to Patthabi Jois. You may have also heard of BKS Iyengar. Some other modern teachers you may have heard of are TKV Desikachar, Srivatsa Ramaswami, AG Mohan, or Indra Devi. All of these teachers have had profound influence in the world of Yoga, and are responsible for so much of the cultural phenomenon that yoga is today.

Another teacher you may have heard about is Tirumalai Krishnamacharya.He was a tremendously influential teacher of Hatha yoga and is considered by many to be the father of modern yoga. All of the teachers who were previously mentioned, were students of this great man. Patthabi Jois’s Yogais called Asthanga and Srivatsa Ramaswami was one of the earliest proponents of Vinyasa yoga. TKV Desikachar made a whole school of yogabased on the idea that there is no one size fits all approach and tailoredyoga practices for individuals based on their abilities and conditions. Most people have heard of Iyengar yoga. Indra Devi opened the (probably) firstyoga school in Shanghai in 1939. AG Mohan worked with Desikachar and pioneered the approach tailoring asana and pranayama practices along with ayurvedic medicine for individual conditions.

All of these teachers have helped us here to learn yoga.  All of our students at Jayarasa Yoga Kula are 4th generation students of Krishnamacharya-BKS Iyengar-John Friend-Benjamin Finnerty. All of the students are learning a lot and deepening their practices, and we are so thankful to our teachers for teaching us so that we can teach what we have learned.