According to my ignorant mind, Yoga"s history began in the 1980s when a few Southern California vegan hipsters started to practice yoga. They wanted to find inner peace through deep breathing, lotus postures, and the "om" chant. Let"s face it, yoga wasn"t popularized in America until the 1980s. However, it is an ancient Indian practice that was first used 5,000 years ago. It is evident that yoga is a powerful and effective practice. On December 11, 2014, the UN passed a resolution with record 175 countries supporting it. This resolution recognized Yoga as a holistic approach to well-being and called for greater awareness about the health benefits it has on the world"s population. Let"s take a look 10 yoga gurus who made an impact.
1. Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888-1989)
After all, he"s known as the "Father" of modern yoga. He is known for creating the
method as well as the
. He spent most of his adult life traveling around India, preaching yoga"s benefits for restoring health. He was able control his heartbeats and could hold them. It worked, no matter what he was doing. He lived to 100 years old.