Krishnamacharya was an Indian yoga teacher, ayurvedic healer and scholar. Often referred to as “The Father of Modern Yoga,” Krishnamacharya is widely regarded as one of the most influential yoga teachers of the 20th century and is credited with the revival of hatha yoga. (Source: Wikipedia)

Quote #1: “Teach what is inside you. Not as it applies to you, to yourself, but as it applies to the other.”

Quote #2: “Rid your body of its impurities, let your speech be true and sweet, feel friendship for the world, and with humility seek wealth and knowledge.”

Quote #3: “Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God”

B.K.S Iyengar was the founder of the style of yoga known as “Iyengar Yoga” and was considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world. Iyengar was one of the earliest students of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. (Source: Wikipedia)

Quote #1: “Action is movement with intelligence. The world is filled with movement. What the world needs is more conscious movement, more action.”

Quote #2: “The art of teaching is tolerance. Humbleness is the art of learning.”

Quote #3: “How can you know God if you don’t know your big toe?”

Pattabhi Jois was an Indian yoga teacher who developed the popular Vinyasa style of yoga referred to as Ashtanga Yoga. He became a student of Krishnamacharya at the age of 12. (Source: Wikipedia)

Quote #1: “Anyone can practice. Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn’t have strength can practice. Except lazy people; lazy people can’t practice Ashtanga yoga.”

Quote #2: “Yoga is an internal practice. the rest is just a circus.”

Quote #3: “Yoga, as a way of life and a philosophy, can be practiced by anyone with inclination to undertake it, for yoga belongs to humanity as a whole. It is not the property of any one group or any one individual, but can be followed by any and all, in any corner of the globe, regardless of class, creed or religion.”