Yoga is a practice, it is a study, it is discipline, it is a pleasure but most of all it’s a way of being. Yoga opens us in ways we never thought imaginable, usually starting with the body but ultimately opening our mind. Yoga can be intense, relaxing, strenuous, easeful. (more…)
Krishnamacharya is probably the most famous yogi you’ve barely heard of. His students have gone on to be some of the most famous students in the world, developing techniques now recognisable in every yoga studio.
Was Swami Sivananda The Most Generous Yogi That Ever Lived?
Swami Sivananda Saraswati (1887-1963) is one of the great yoga teachers of our time. Throughout his lifetime he founded the Divine Life Society, the Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy, and left a rich list of publications and teachings. He is most fondly remembered as one of those people who is innately drawn to service of others, as is evident in many parts of his life story…
Shri K Pattabhi Jois, affectionately known as ‘Guruji’ by his students, has become one of the most well-known gurus in the West over the last 30 years. He carried the lineage of the Ashtānga Yoga system, and has up until now authorised many teachers all over the world to carry on the tradition. So if you’ve attended an Ashtānga Yoga class, particularly what is called the ‘Mysore’ tradition, you’ve had a brush with Guruji. (more…)
We’re starting our series on famous yogis and yoginis with Sri Swami Satchidananda, for the simple reason that his version of the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali has become such a pervasive text in yoga and teacher training courses, and many will be familiar with this guru’s face smiling at you from the cover. (more…)