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Mike Ruef

The history is incorrect. According to David White Krishnamacharya studied with Tibetans in the Himalayas. This is where he was for 9 years or more learning "real" yoga most of which had been lost due to colonialism. Could you research this and do it justice please?

Danny Neumann

Wonderful article. Thank you so much. You answered many of the questions I've been asking recently.

N K Srinivasan

Thanks for the excellent article on T Krishnamacahrya by Ruiz and for Yoga Journal for publishing in this website. I had seen him teaching yoga in Vivekananda College where he was part-time Sanskrit professor. My regret is that I did not learn yoga from him.I learned yoga from my uncle. Incidentally I am also an Iyengar and my wife belongs to Thirumalai clan. I can relate to his devotional fervor and learning from Yoga Rahasya of Nathamuni, a 9th cent saint of our tradition. But Yoga is for everybody in this world.


I agree with the other posters, very useful and nicely written article! Thank you.

jenny deadman

This is a wonderful article, a great piece of research and narration.

June Yvonne West

Thank ou for such a complete and detailed revelation

Christine Frisco

Thank you so much for this insightful and thorough article of our yoga foundation. It brought all the fragments I knew into an enligtening whole.


Why would you need to strip Yoga of Hindu trappings ? Is it even possible ?


Thank you for the beautiful article.My grandmother was from mysore.

Jana Ch.

Dear Mr.Ruiz,
this article was incredible. thank you very much for this work and investigation. You must have done enormous amount of interviews and read many books to write it like this. When I read it, I felt the deep wisdom of ages, mystical spirit and and the same time your clear point of view and observation of the whole theme. I couldnt tell from the article if you excercise yoga but I was amazed how clearly and exactly you grasped many of the principles and experiences that I have been feeling for some time and that I realized. thank you again.

Let me ask, if I could get your permission to translate your article to czech language, because it is true treasure. with proper citations and sources of course. here is my email, should you have objections. thank you very much again for such work, Im looking forward to your next aricle and I wish you really all the best :) Jana Ch.

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