Hindu pilgrims bathe along the river on the ghats to cleanse sins, and it is also believed that if you die there, you will go straight to heaven. Pasasana Pose Yoga In 1915, Krishnamacharya set out on a Himalayan pilgrimage to Mount Kailash in Tibet, the eternal abode of Lord Shiva, where he met his next teacher, Sri Ramamohan, with whom he studied for the next seven years. His studies consisted of the philosophy and mental science of yoga, including the practice and perfection of asana and pranayama.Pasasana Pose Yoga In addition, he learned Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras by heart, as well as how to chant them with perfection. He also cultivated some siddhis, or special powers, developed by practice, such as the ability to stop his own breath and heartbeat. Out of the supposed seven thousand asanas his teacher knew, Krishnamacharya is said to have mastered about three thousand.
That is an astounding number considering that today, most serious or advanced students learn and teach only about fifty or sixty postures for their practices. In 193 I, Krishnamacharya received an invitation to teach at the Sanskrit College in Mysore, where the ruling family had fought to preserve many of the indigenous arts, including the Sritattvanidhi, perhaps the oldest illustrated asana compilations known.