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Indian ashtanga yoga guru Pattabhi Jois dies

One of the world's most influential and sought-after Indian yoga expert, Krishna Pattabhi Jois, died at the age of 93 after a short illness, said his institute.

Pattabhi Jois, the cooperation with the popularization of the ancient system of Ashtanga yoga, died on Monday at his home in the southern city of Mysore, where his Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute is located.

Born in 1915, he studied with T. Krishnamacharya ashtanga pioneer at the age of 12 and at the Sanskrit College in Mysore.

Pattabhi Jois in the United States for the first time in 1975 and built a big fan of Ashtanga yoga in the West, with popstar Madonna and actress Gwyneth Paltrow in its tens of thousands of students.

He continued to teach until his death in the world with the simple slogan, that "Ashtanga yoga is 99 percent practice and theory of one percent."

Ashtanga Yoga is a series of six notes in a hot environment to increase and improve the flexibility sweating.


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