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Lineage Holder of the Viniyoga Tradition
Dr. Kausthub Desikachar is an acclaimed yoga teacher, viniyoga therapist, author, healer and spiritual adviser. He started his yoga journey, inspired by his Grandfather T Krishnamacharya & his Father TKV Desikachar. He was moved by the work of his father Sri TKV Desikachar when he was 9 years old and started learning yoga under the direction of his teacher & father. After practising yoga for a determined duration, he started teaching along with his father at the age of 13.
Dr.Kausthub Desikachar has been playing a significant role in offering careful and appropriate mentoring for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual prosperity. He creatively crafts his teachings by coupling Yoga, Ayurveda, Psychology and the experience obtained from the traditional healers worldwide.
The Tradition : Our History
A few decades ago, Yoga education was usually secretly shared and not so easy to obtain for the wider audience. Yogācārya Śrī T Krishnamacharya, a man who was born in a small village from the southern part of India, walked miles to learn the art of Yoga to meet his guru Sri Ramamohan Brahmachari and studied Yoga for more than 8 years in Tibet. He was a yoga teacher, ayurvedic healer and a scholar who opened the boundaries of yoga teachings to the world.
Yogācārya Śrī T Krishnamacharya revived the Viniyoga which also integrated vinyasa. His involvement in the revival of Hathayoga has been very significant and has created made a huge difference to the revival of ancient teachings. He excelled in the studies of Yogasūtras of Patañjali, mastered asanas, pranayama and all other perspectives of therapeutic yoga. He religiously prescribed asanas after understanding an individuals constitution (Vata, pitta, Kapha) and health condition. He was primarily remembered for his power in healing those who experienced mental and physical illness.
Most forms of yoga taught today is directly or indirectly connected to the yoga invented and taught by Yogācārya Śrī T Krishnamacharya, who believed yoga must be accessible by everyone irrespective of age, religion, nationality, caste or gender. His teachings created an enormous impression in the 20th century and created a huge difference in the world by raising millions of yoga practitioners and teachers. His contribution to the world is priceless and hence is recognised as the ‘Father of modern yoga.’
Śrī T Krishnamacharya was a legend who lived more than a hundred years, and his legacy was continued by his son Śrī TKV Desikachar who understood the power of his Father’s teachings and followed his footprints. He made the yoga teachings readily available and also developed numerous methods so that it is fully understood and remembered forever. He also became an author of many books that touched thousands of hearts, and this journey is upheld by his grandson Dr Kausthub Desikachar who is now the lineage holder of the VINIYOGA® tradition.
“In the practice of yoga, one can emphasize the body, the mind or the self and hence the efforts can never be fruitless”
T KrishnamacharyaFather of Modern Yoga
“The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.”
T K V DesikacharYoga Teacher & Ayurvedic Healer
“A great teacher serves as a mirror and helps other realize who they are”
Dr Kausthub DesikacharViniyoga Therapist & Author
Teachings From Dr.Kausthub Desikachar
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Health & Wellness
Health and Wellness influence the state of your mind and body. It is closely connected to the lifestyle of every individual. Dr.Kausthub Desikachar talks about positivity, exercise, diet, relaxations, meditations etc.
Not just an author, Dr.Kausthub Desikachar is also a poet. He expresses his life experiences through poetry and has written the book “Footsteps in the heart” which transformed many lives and motivated them to write their own story.
Yogācārya Śrī T Krishnamacharya and Śrī TKV Desikachar believed and practised mantra-s and followed Vedic traditions that turned out to be one of the powerful tools of healing. Dr.Kausthub Desikachar teaches and shares these precious mantra-s.
Self Taught Photographer
Apart from being a Viniyoga Therapist, Dr.Kausthub Desikachar is also a passionate photographer. He has a striking affinity for beauty in nature, wildlife, people, and children. He captures every such emotion with his antique lenses.
He has a huge photo library and has also edited and published a book on photography, titled “Masters in Focus” which includes many of his own pictures.
He is also an inspirational writer and poet.
Poetry : Footsteps in the heart
When stormy clouds, covered my home,
leaving me paralyzed, and full of shame,
the joy of life, left me alone,
leaving me with a lot to moan.
My eyes could see, yet not perceive,
my ears could hear, but not receive,
my mind could imagine, yet not conceive,
my heart was heavy, and began to heave.
Soon, a little angel walked my way,
with an open heart, that is to say,
lighting my fire, making me see day,
her footsteps in my heart were there to stay.
Freeing me from the clutches of darkness,
the power in me, she began to harness,
I embrace this love, with much fondness,
celebrating this life of loving kindness.
Dr. kausthub Desikachar
Online Sessions With Dr. Kausthub Desikachar
Just like Śrī T Krishnamacharya, Dr.Kausthub Desikachar believes that knowledge is power and the teachings of yoga must reach everyone without any differentiation. He has recorded over 400 sessions of yoga teachings that are available to everyone without any monetary patronage. Subscribe to the aforementioned youtube channel and stay associated with the teaching of our tradition.
Testimonials from the students
I feel so privileged to be a student with Kausthub. He shares the profound tradition of yoga from his heart and experience, not from books and theory. He is a very smart, sharp and special human being.
Carmen G Martinez
Dr Kausthub Desikachar is a wonderful person and an exceptional teacher. From the beginning, I was able to experience that he has an extraordinary and profound knowledge.
I would recommend Kausthub as a Viniyoga therapist to anyone. I would recommend him as a teacher only to those who are sincere in wanting to further their spiritual journey because I don’t want his time to be wasted.
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