Happy birthday to Guruji’s Guru: T. Krishnamacharya

Today, Nov. 18, is Tirumalai Krishnamacharya’s birthday. The teacher of not only Pattabhi Jois, aka Guruji, and Iyengar, among others, was born in 1888 and died in 1989. Yes, he’s another who seems to prove that practice, practice, practice, and long life is coming.

Krishnamacharya, via kym.org

Krishnamacharya’s son, Desikachar, founded the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram to keep his father’s legacy alive. You can find more about it here.

Happy birthday to the man often called “the founder of modern yoga.” Without him, we’d all just be stretching.

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Two Ashtangis write about their practice and their teachers.

One thought on “Happy birthday to Guruji’s Guru: T. Krishnamacharya”

  1. “Without him, we’d all just be stretching.” Oh, you’re so right! How easy it must be today to just follow the path, but how hard must it have been to lead the way at a time when yoga wasn’t mainstream…
    I’m thinking of going to the mandiram next year and would be grateful if someone who went there could share their experience with me. Om Shanti!

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