Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings

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Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings
AuthorA. G. Mohan with Ganesh Mohan
PublisherShambhala Publications[1]

Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings is a book written by A. G. Mohan with Ganesh Mohan.[2][3] This book is a tribute to "the father of modern yoga," Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888–1989). Krishnamacharya was a renowned Indian yoga master, ayurvedic healer, and scholar who created many of the practices of yoga as exercise, and whose students B. K. S. Iyengar, Indra Devi, K. Pattabhi Jois, and T. K. V. Desikachar dramatically popularized yoga in the West.[4]

In this book, A. G. Mohan, a personal student of Krishnamacharya for almost two decades (1971–1989), draws on his own memories and Krishnamacharya's diaries and recorded material to present a portrait of the man and his teachings.[5]


  1. ^ "Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings". Shambhala.
  2. ^ Anderson, Diane. "The YJ Interview: Partners in Peace". Yoga Journal. Retrieved October 30, 2011.
  3. ^ Patty, Birgit. "Book Review". New York Journal of Books. Archived from the original on 2011-11-01. Retrieved December 5, 2011.
  4. ^ Altucher, Claudia Azula (April 27, 2011). "8 Short Stories that Reveal What Kind of Man Krishnamacharya Was". Elephant Journal. Archived from the original on 2011-12-23. Retrieved December 5, 2011.
  5. ^ Stern, Eddie (2010). "Books That I Loved This Year" (PDF). Namarupa. 06 (12): 2. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2012-04-19. Retrieved December 5, 2011.