Krishna Pattabhi Jois Passes Away At 93

Krishna Pattabhi Jois

Krishna Pattabhi Jois at 90 helping a student

Well known Indian Yogi, Krishna Pattabhi Jois, died on Monday, May 18 at the age of 93.

Pattabhi Jois is known for popularizing the ancient system of ashtanga yoga.  He was born in 1915 and studied with the famous Yogi T. Krishnamacharya from the age of 12.

Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

Pattabhi Jois visited the United States in 1975 and built up a large following of students in the west including celebrities such as pop star Madonna and actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow is a student of Ashtanga Yoga

Pattabhi jois was completely dedicated to the practice of  Yoga and continued teaching until his death.

Sources for this article are given below.

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-pattabhi-jois22-2009may22,0,190982.story€

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gsU32uuNYcbDmWovkSIk9tG-B-nQ

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/20/yoga-krishna-pattabhi-jois-dies

Namaste

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