Power Yoga Lineage

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Power Yoga Lineage
Please do take in mind Power Yoga Lineage can be a broad topic and much of it has been passed down through an oral tradition.

To find the roots of a lineage to this extremely physical practice we would start with the scribes and or scholars of India.

The theory is that after meditating for many hours and then writing for even more the scholars spine would start to deteriorate. Hence physical Yoga was born. The Vedas date back to 1500 to 500 BCE some say even farther.

In this Power Yoga Website I am going to focus on Sun Salutations as a point of Origin and follow a more physical tradition as taught originally by Krsihanmacharya.

There is no doubt that India is the point of origin for Yoga. However I am including some of the influence which is known to have occurred due to Alexander the Great other general more military aspects of training that have influenced the style we now call Power Yoga. The very complex art of East Indian Wrestling will also be noted as I believe it to be a contributor to the style.

Lineage of Power Yoga

A lot of the information I will derive from N.E. Sjoman and T.K.V Desikachar son of Yogi Krishnamacharya and his wonderfual book Yoga called the Living Tradition of Krishnamacharya I have also travelled to India twice so some of it is from direct experience from being there as well.

What is not very well known about this art is that Krishnamacharya studied from all over India from as far North as Shimla and as far South as you can go Alvar Tirunagari and of course East and West coasts of Mother India.



His Birthplace is Tirupathi. So to call this Mysore Ashtanga is a bit of a misunderstanding.

That is our western perspective. To me calling a blend of vigorous Yoga Power Yoga is in some ways a bit more to the point and even more accurate as it is a standalone style at this stage in Yoga's evolution.

This page will probably be much longer but for now I must rest. So as always more to come.



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