Krishnamacharya is known today in the world of yoga, because he was the teacher of  B.K.S.  Iyengar,  Pattabhi Jois, and TKV Desikachar, three of the great teachers of contemporary yoga.

As such he has been called by some the father of modern yoga. Shri Krishnamacharya’s lineage can be traced to the Yogi Nathamuni, a ninth century South Indian saint who was renowned for his great works in Sanskrit and Yoga – the Nyayatattva and Yoga Rahasya.
Krishnamacharya was born on November 18, 1888, at Muchukundapuram in the Chitradurga district in the State of Karnataka. His parents, Shri Tirumalai Srinivasa Tatacharya and Smt. Ranganayakamma were of distinguished ancestry and lived their lives according to the shastras. Krishnamacharya was the eldest of three brothers and three sisters. Read more here

Source: Ray Baskerville

Date: October 24, 2008

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