Holy Yogi! Krishnamacharya, the Grandfather of Modern Yoga, does Yoga in this 1938 video.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 1, 2008
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Krishnamacharya, the great ol’Indian yoga master, trained both Mr. BKS Iyengar (founder of…Iyengar yoga) and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, father of Ashtanga yoga. Check him out in this 1938 yoga session:


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Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “Holy Yogi! Krishnamacharya, the Grandfather of Modern Yoga, does Yoga in this 1938 video.”

  1. […] differing schools of thought regarding pose variation. I particularly appreciate the teachings of Sri. T. Krishnamacharya as outlined by his son T.K.V. Desikachar. In his book, The Heart of Yoga Developing a Personal […]

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  3. […] said to have its origin in an ancient text called the Yoga Korunta, compiled by Vamana Rishi, which Krishnamacharya received from his Guru Rama Mohan Brahmachari at Mount Kailash in the early 20th […]

  4. […] as well. There are benefits and disadvantages to this, depending on how you look at it. Krishnamacharya said to make yoga propaganda and get the message out there. I’ve really taken that to […]