Masters of yoga

The great masters of yoga are a constant inspiration to the world, which is why this page is dedicated to them and their teachings. They say a true yogi has no followers and has never been heard of, remaining unknown in the material world. This is because the yogi practices detachment from worldly affairs, but there are some who's names become famous to the world and travel through time because of their inspired teachings which they chose to share. This is why yoga remains in our lives today. 

Here are but a few masters that have profoundly inspired me with their great words of wisdom that transcend time and space. Stay curious, then there is no end to your learning. Stay humble, then everyone becomes your teacher, Enjoy.

The beautiful spirit of Paramahansa Yogananda graced us from 1893 until 1952 when he left his body. He is praised for bringing the ancient kriya teachings to the western world in the early 20th century. 

His book 'Autobiography of a yogi' is a gift to humanity.

Paramahansa Yogananda

A self-realized master from 1887 until 1963 when he consciously left his body and attained mahasamadhi, the ultimate goal of yoga.

He spent many years in the town of Rishikesh where he shared his teachings to his disciples.

The Sivananda yoga is a dedication to him by his disciple Swami Vishnudevananda.

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Swami Sivananda

The great yogi from around the 16th century blessed us with the Hatha yoga pradipika. A yogic text on classical hatha yoga from the lineage of Matsyendranath, who is considered the father of hatha yoga.

Swami Svatmarama

Lao Tzu; a mysterious enigma who left us with a wonder of the world, a work so human and timeless that it could have been written for today, and yet was penned over 2000 years ago.

He gave us the Tao Te Ching and shares profound wisdom of compassion, love, and how to live simply in this world.

Lao Tzu

A great teacher of selflessness and compassion for all. 2000 years have past since he walked the earth, but still his name and love has endured the test of time.

Much of his original teachings are lost, but still the observant student can find his words from his early followers; The Gnostic's.

He is known to have travelled extensively in his time and found his way to India, where he learned from the ancient sages.

Jesus of Nazareth

A great Indian mystic of the twenty first century. His wisdom is timeless and authentic, ahead of his time. The western society was not ready for his words of truth.

His teaching of no goal with his great insight resonates.

Osho

The great sage Patanjali who compiled the ancient yoga sutras which included the 8 fold path of yoga known as Astanga yoga; yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, samadhi.

Following this path one can attain perfection in this life.

Sage Patanjali

Sri Ramana is considered 'The Last Great Sage', he was born 1879 in south India. At 16 he left his home and renounced the world, dedicating himself to long periods of meditation.

His book Nan Yar shows his beautifully simple teachings of how we are all one, and how we can all come to know it through self inquiry.

Sri Ramana Maharshi

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