Dr. Kausthub Desikachar is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, viniyoga therapist, author, healer, and spiritual advisor. His grandfather T Krishnamacharya and father TKV Desikachar inspired him to practice yoga. At thirteen, Kausthub Desikachar began teaching alongside his father after yoga practice.
About his life
At the age of nine, Dr. Kausthub Desikachar, TKV Desikachar’s son, and the student began studying yoga. After completing his dual master’s degree, he dedicated himself to becoming a full-time student and teacher of yoga. He’s published a few yoga books, the most recent being The Yoga of the Yogi, a biography of his grandfather, the great Yogi.
Kausthub is a co-founder of the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation and the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram’s Chief Strategic Consultant, as well as a Senior Teacher and Yoga Therapy Consultant. He is also a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and a supporter of the British Wheel of Yoga. Kausthub, his wife, and their daughter currently reside in India.
Yoga as therapy
Yoga is a form of physical exercise. Yoga therapy focused on different aspects of yoga’s tools and how it can help people of all walks of life improve their quality of life. As more people with severe physical and mental disabilities benefit from yoga therapy, the stereotype that yoga is only for people who are flexible and fit is challenged. Yoga therapy also helps to change people’s perceptions of health by demonstrating that the human body is, in fact, a holistic and dynamic entity that is constantly changing.
A self-taught photographer
In addition to being a Viniyoga Therapist, Dr. Kausthub Desikachar is a passionate photographer. Nature, wildlife, people, and children all hold a special place in his heart. He captures every emotion with his antique lenses.
He has a photo collection and edited and authored a photography book called Masters in Focus, which features many of his photographs.
He’s also a poet and a motivational author. Kausthub Desikachar is recognized for his ability to teach yoga to a western audience while also incorporating his wonderful sense of humor.
Yoga therapy and its sister philosophy, Ayurveda, have so much in common. Yoga and Ayurveda have a similar understanding of how the human system works. Some aspects of this understanding could be compared to how modern medicine views our bodies. However, there are several areas where yoga and Ayurveda differ in their approaches to holistically understanding our bodies and how disease manifests in them