International Yoga Day 2022: In view of the benefits of yoga, people have accepted it abroad as well. Do you know, some famous yoga gurus have contributed immensely in enriching the yoga tradition in India. Let us tell you today about those 7 yoga gurus of India. Let us tell you today about those 7 yoga gurus of India, whose penance and hard work not only expanded yoga, but India also got recognition as a yoga but India also got recognition as a yoga guru.
Yoga is very important for a healthy life and a healthy body. Every year ‘International Yoga Day’ is also celebrated to make people aware of yoga. Seeing the benefits of yoga, people have accepted it abroad as well. Do you know, some famous yoga gurus have contributed immensely in enriching the yoga tradition in India. Let us tell you on the International Yoga Day 2022 about those 7 yoga gurus of India, whose penance and hard work not only expanded yoga, but India also got recognition as a yoga guru.
Dhirendra Brahmachari: Dhirendra Brahmachari is known as the yoga teacher of Indira Gandhi. He started the work of promoting yoga through Doordarshan channel. Along with this, he started yoga in Delhi schools and yoga in Vishwayatan Yogashram. He has promoted yoga by writing many books in Hindi and English language. He also has a luxurious ashram in Jammu.
BKS Iyengar: BKS Iyengar has played an important role in making yoga recognized worldwide. He also has a yoga school by the name of ‘Ayangar Yoga’. Through this school, he made people all over the world aware of yoga. In 2004, Time magazine named him as one of the top 100 influential people in the world. Apart from this, he redefined the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. He also has a book called ‘Light on Yoga’, which is considered as the Yoga Bible.
Krishna Pattabhi Jois: Krishna Pattabhi Jois was also a great yoga master. He was born on 26 July 1915 and died on 18 May 2009. Krishna developed the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga style. His followers included big names like Madonna, Sting and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Tirumalai Krishnamacharya: Tirumalai Krishnamacharya is called the ‘Father of Modern Yoga’. All the credit for reviving Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa goes to him. All the credit for reviving Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa goes to him. He used to cure people who came to him for treatment with the help of Yoga and Ayurveda. He had given a new identity to yoga throughout India during the reign of the Maharaja of Mysore.
Paramahansa Yogananda: Paramahansa Yogananda is known for his book ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’. He introduced the people of the West to meditation and Kriya Yoga. Not only this, Paramahansa Yogananda is the first and main teacher of Yoga. He lived most of his life in America.
Swami Sivananda Saraswati: Swami Sivananda Saraswati was a doctor by profession. He has written more than 200 books on Yoga, Vedanta and many other subjects. He has a yoga center by the name of ‘Sivananda Yoga Vedanta’. He devoted his whole life to this center. He propagated yoga all over the world by uniting karma and bhakti with yoga.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was a well-known guru of ‘Transcendental Meditation’ in the country and the world. Many celebrities also consider him as their mentor. He is known all over the world for his yoga. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is also a disciple of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.