A very happy modern YogaDork birthday to the “father of modern yoga” T. Krishnamacharya!
Not only did Sri T. Krishnamacharya aid in the revival of hatha yoga with his own teachings, he was the guru for many of the most influential teachers we still look to for wisdom today: BKS Iyengar, Sri K Pattabhi Jois, TKV Desikachar (his son), Indra Devi and the list goes on.
If you’ve practiced Ashtanga,vinyasa, Iyengar, Anusara, Acro or even gym power yoga, you have been privy to some of the teachings Krishnamacharya has passed down through his students, and their students, over the decades and through the continued evolution of modern yoga. Today we honor his legacy with a universal Ommmmm. Check out KYM.org to learn more about his life and teachings.
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Krishnamacharya’s Ashtanga Primary Series
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