Sri T Krishnamacharya was a pioneer in the revival of the ancient teachings of Yoga and in preserving their relevance for the modern world. He strongly advocated an intelligent approach to Yoga whereby Yoga’s tools and techniques should be adapted to respect the needs, abilities and requirements of each individual. The significance of his life’s work and teachings has made him one of the most influential Yoga masters of the modern era.
His son and student Sri T.K.V Desikachar is regarded as one of the great authorities on Yoga and studied with his father for over three decades and continues to carry this tradition into the 21st Century.
He has been instrumental in building bridges between Yoga and other healing modalities inspiring thousands of Yoga practitioners worldwide.
Some of the tools used in this tradition are:
- Asana: postures
- Pranayama: breath regulation
- Dhyanam: Meditation
- Ahara niyama: dietary recommendation
- Vihara niymama: lifestyle suggestions
- Mantra: chanting
- Bhavana: visualiszation /affirmations
- Mudra: gestures
- Svadhyaya: guided self enquiry