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Yoga originated from India has now become popular all over the world. Yoga People in all the countries of the world have accepted the benefits of this. Apart from Lord Buddha, Mahavira, when the message of modern Indian yoga gurus about yoga reached among foreigners on foreign soil, then the West understood the importance of yoga in life. And this is the reason why in today’s date even foreigners are teaching yoga to people in their respective countries.
India’s famous yoga gurus Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, Swami Sivananda Saraswati, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Swami Rama, BKS Iyengar, Swami Kavalayananda, Krishna Pattabhi Jois, Jaggi Vasudev, Paramahansa Yogananda and Swami Ramdev have introduced yoga to millions of people around the world. Has awakened, the effect of which is being seen in many countries.
world famous female yoga guru
First of all, let’s talk about a world famous female yoga teacher, Eugene Peterson. He was born in Russia in the year 1899. After reading the books of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, he decided to come to India at the age of just 15. Learned Yoga from BKS Iyengar. While living in India, she changed her name to Indira Devi. But later she went to China and America.
Eugene Peterson opened a yoga school in America and started teaching yoga to big personalities of the society. After America, she became world famous by teaching yoga in China, Austria and many European countries. For this reason she was called ‘Lady of Yoga’. In 1987, she was made the President of the International Yoga Federation. He died in the year 2002 at the age of 102.
Transcendental Meditation Yoga by Mahesh Yogi
Like him, many other yoga gurus have contributed significantly in popularizing yoga and meditation around the world. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi had attracted the attention of the world towards meditation. He was a resident of Chhattisgarh but his fame was world class. He took education from Swami Brahmanand Saraswati. Took the initiation of spiritual yoga and meditation.
In 1957, he traveled around the world for yoga and meditation. His mission also got a lot of support from the rock group Beatles. After this, along with yoga, he connected with western countries including Netherlands with transcendental meditation. Due to his achievement, Mahesh Yogi has been famous in western countries more than in India.
Many foreign gurus gained popularity
The practice of yoga and meditation is becoming increasingly popular in the world today. And because of this, yoga gurus have started training institutes in all the countries of the world. The most interesting thing is that many foreign yoga gurus have achieved great success in this field as a career.
Bikram Chowdhary of Indian origin is the founder of Bikram Yoga in America. He had more than 600 yoga centers around the world before getting embroiled in controversies. He had 330 yoga studios in America alone, of which 86 were in California. Due to yoga training, he became the owner of 75 million dollars.
Similarly, John Friend, the founder of Anusara Yoga, is a very popular yoga teacher. Has gained worldwide fame. Apart from her, Tara Stiles is a model turned yoga instructor. His status is among the richest and most influential yoga instructors in the world. He has taught many yoga teachers across the world. He has given yoga training in about 22000 schools in America to remove obesity.
Yoga boom in Australia too
Duncan Peake is the founder of Power Living Australia in 2004 and has a total of 8 yoga studios in Australia. Through his studios, Duncan Peake has trained over 1000 yoga teachers.
On the other hand, Sean Korn is a yoga trainer who is also an activist for a long time. She is the creator of Children of the Night, National Yoga Ambassador for YouthAIDS and Off the Mat, Into the World. This woman has mastered the art of yoga.
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