Videos of Krishnamacharya doing yoga, 1938, age 50

I discovered some YouTube videos this week taken of Krishnamacharya and some of his students doing yoga in 1938. These are black and white, originally silent, now with a soundtrack of his son Kausthub chanting the Yoga Sutras.

By the way, Krishnamacharya was 50 when these were filmed. : )

In light of the recent controversy of Indian yogis dissing Shiva Rea’s yoga trance dance as not being yoga (and calling for yoga to be regulated by the government), it’s good to remember that Krishnamacharya borrowed from Indian gymnastics to add to the yoga lexicon.

Part 1, 8:24

Part 2, 9:35

Part 3, 9:44

Part 4, 2:40

Part 5, 9:30

Part 6, 5:48

Enjoy!