Most Famous Yoga Gurus: The rise of Yoga said to be an ancient Indian practice that originated 5,000 years ago. While some say that it’s started by a group of Southern Cal vegan hipsters. They were finding inner-peace through deep breathing, sitting in a lotus position. And also chanting “OM”. But on December 11, 2014, the UN came along with 175 countries and passed a resolution that recognized Yoga as providing “a holistic approach to health and well-being”. Let’s talk about The 10 Most Influential Modern Yoga Gurus Till Now.
Most Famous Modern Yoga Gurus-
#1 Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888-1989)
Tirumalai is Known as “Father of Modern Yoga”. He created the Vinyasa and rival of Hatha famous yoga methods. Most of his life, Tirumalai traveled around India espousing the benefits of yoga as restoring health. There were claims that he was able to control his heartbeats. Afterall he lived the age till 100.
#2 Bikram Choudhury (1944)
Famous for introducing Bikram yoga, his method involves 26 types of postures. These different postures are for different body parts. This is done at a temperature of 40°C with the aim of bringing the body back to the brain.
#3 K Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009)
He is the founder of Ashtanga Yoga. His ashtanga yoga is derived from the ancient text called Yoga Korunta. There are many celeb adherents of K Pattabhi like Sting, Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna.
#4 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918-2008)
We can say him as the first Yogi of Stars. He was Liked by the famous band Beatles for his transcendental meditation technique. This is a kind of Mantra meditation with close eyes.
#5 Swami Sivananda (1887-1963)
Swami said that humor is the most important thing that a yogi must possess. He also wrote a song about the 18 traits that a yogi must-have. His leading yoga technique was Trimurti Yoga, which mixed the methods of Hatha, karma and master yoga.
#6 Jaggi Vasudev (1957)
We all know him as ‘Sadhguru‘. He is a philanthropist and the founder of the Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization with net revenues of $2.5 million that offers yoga programs around the world.
#7 Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (1956)
Known as the founder of the Art of Living Foundation, Shankar is famous for popularizing the breathing practice of Sudarshan Kriya. This claims to decrease stress, enhance the immune system, and grant relief for anxiety and depression.