T.K.V. Desikachar


Born
June 21, 1938

Died
August 08, 2016

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Influences
Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya


TKV Desikachar, son and student of T Krishnamacharya had the privilege of living and studying with T Krishnamacharya from 1960 until Krishnamacharya's death in 1989. For over 50 years, TKV Desikachar has devoted himself to teaching yoga and making it relevant to people from all walks of life and with all kinds of abilities. His teaching method is based on Krishnamacharya's fundamental principle that yoga must always be adapted to an individual's changing needs in order to derive the maximum therapeutic benefit. In addition to the three decades of yoga training he received from his father, TKV Desikachar holds a degree in structural engineering. One of the world's foremost teachers of yoga and a renowned authority on the therapeutic uses of ...more

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“The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.”
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“The quality of our breath expresses our inner feelings.”
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“Whenever you are in doubt, it is best to pause. Few things are so pressing that they cannot wait for a moment of breath.”
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