Here is a personal tribute to “the father of modern yoga” Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888–1989), written by one of his longtime disciples. Krishnamacharya was a renowned Indian yoga master, Ayurvedic healer, and scholar who modernized yoga practice and whose students—including B. K. S. Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois, T. K. V. Desikachar, and Indra Devi—dramatically popularized yoga in the West
In this book, the author, A. G. Mohan, a well-respected yoga teacher and yoga therapist, draws on his own memories and notes, and Krishnamacharya’s diaries and recorded material, to present a detailed and fascinating view of the man and his teachings, and his own warm and inspiring relationship with the master. This portrait of the great teacher will be a compelling and informative read for yoga teachers and students who truly want to understand the source of their tradition and practice.
News & Reviews
"Preserving and passing on the teachings and traditions of his teacher, T. Krishnamacharya, was my grandfather’s life work. This book explains the legacy, and gives a better understanding into the life and work of a great master. "—Sharath Rangaswamy, grandson of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
"Krishnamacharya is absolutely delightful. It gives us an intimate window into the devotion, intensity, and clarity of the true source of modern yoga, Sri Krishnamacharya. A. G. Mohan gives us urgently needed lessons on the inner subtlety and depth of yoga. "—Richard Freeman, author of The Mirror of Yoga
"Very few students actually stayed with Krishnamacharya to study and carefully practice what he was offering; A. G. Mohan is one who did. Read this book because it is a fascinating window into a deeply personal relationship in the age old practice of yoga transmission and learning. "—Mark Whitwell, author of Yoga of Heart