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Spring Challenge Day 2 "Krish"

Krishnamacharya, the father of modern yoga is arguably the world’s foremost yoga teacher.  His students include BKS Iyengar of Iyengar yoga,  Pattabhi Jois, founder of Ashtanga yoga and Indra Devi, mother of western yoga.  An Ayurvedic doctor by profession, "Krish"’s prescriptions for "health" were little more than yoga poses, mantras and food recommendations. He told his students and patients "food is the first medicine" and "the first Yoga is Food”.  

The great thing about "Krish" is that he lived his life without need for medication, surgery or hospitals.  He simply did yoga, ate simply, stayed active in his community and helped others.  His craft, Ayurveda or “life-knowledge” is a 5,000-year old natural healing system that keeps people vital at peak human potential. Optimal daily seasonal routines include diet, behavior and proper use of the senses. Ayurveda reminds us that “health” is simply the balance and dynamic integration between environment, body, mind and spirit.  

"Krish" himself lived to be over 100 years old - his student Indra lived to be 103 and Iyengar and Pattabhi well into their 90s.  We have to say we're mighty inspired that all you need is a little yoga, a clean diet and some breath work.  We're on it!

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