This hybridisation of yogic and romanticist signs and cultures is confirmed by the American teacher of women’s studies K. Lau. In New Age Capitalism (2000). She also finds that the romanticist discourse resonates very well with the social experiences and interests of women. Nature for instance has become a strong romanticist symbol. Hence you will find countless yoga magazines, books and videos imagining yoga as linked to nature, says Lau. It has become a worn cliche in yoga literature and publicity to see images of people practising yoga with a breath-taking natural background. Further in classes, books and magazines yoga is presented as a tool for connecting yogis to social welfare, ancient cultures, nature, the planet and even the whole universe.
KRISHNAMACHARYA Known as the premiere asana guru responsible for bringing yoga to the West,Paschimottanasana Pose Yoga Tirumalai Krishnamacharya was born in November 1888 in Muchakundapuram, in the Karnataka state of India. Born a scholar and of the Brahmin priestly caste, he went to Mysore to study at the Parkala Math, a center of religious authority, disputation, learning, and law.Paschimottanasana Pose Yoga At the age of thirteen, he went on to study at the University of Benares, also called Varanasi, considered the holiest of Indian cities among Hindus.
While in Benares, Krishnamacharya practiced asanas and pranayama, which he had learned from his father, and was introduced to Sri Babu Bhagavan Das, a renowned yogi, who became his teacher at the nearby Patna University, before going on to study Vedanta. Benares was founded as early as 3000 B.C.E. and is erected on the sacred Canges River.
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