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A G Mohan

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Spouse(s)  Indra Mohan
Name  A. Mohan

A. G. Mohan Yoga is a transformational practice not a feel good

Born  1945 (age 69–70)Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation  Yoga teacher, author, and co-founder of Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda
Children  Ganesh Mohan Nitya Mohan
Similar People  Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, T K V Desikachar, Indra Devi, K Pattabhi Jois

Meetings with Indian Masters : A G Mohan

A. G. Mohan (born 1945) is an Indian yoga teacher, author, and co-founder of Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda. Mohan was a longtime disciple of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888-1989). Krishnamacharya, best known as the "father of modern yoga," was a legendary yoga master, ayurvedic healer, and scholar of the last century who modernized the practice of yoga and whose students dramatically popularized yoga in the West.


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Mohan co-founded the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, India, and was its Honorary Secretary from its inception, in 1976, to 1989. Mohan was also the convener of Sri Krishnamacharya’s centenary celebrations.

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Indra Mohan, wife of A. G. Mohan and co-founder of Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda, is one of the few people who received a post-graduate diploma in yoga from Krishnamacharya.

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Recognition by Krishnamacharya

In the foreword to Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind, Krishnamacharya states:

Now my son, Venkata Desikachar and Mohanasarma, who are jointly studying under me, have attained this status of sathirthyas. Sathirthya means "studied under one Guru," says Amarasimha. This gives me the satisfaction that I have not taught the shastras (the sacred treatise) to an undeserving person. Let one, two, or many students learn from one teacher about a particular subject, or varied subjects or shastras.

But what is special here is that Mohan has studied the Patanjali Yoga Sutras and its practical application entirely from me. He is competent to teach asana and pranayama suitable to each individual. He is also competent to teach the asana and pranayama portions of other shastras which he has studied thoroughly. He has studied the Samkhya philosophy in depth. In Ayurveda he has studied the important portions of Nidana sthanam (diagnosis), Cikitsa sthanam (treatment), Vimana sthanam (causes of disease), and Garbha sthanam (constitution of body).

Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda

The Mohans offer their teachings in India and internationally under the banner of Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda. The word svastha in Sanskrit literally means "to stay in one’s own abode" and refers to the state of complete health and balance. Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda advocates an integrated approach using yoga and ayurveda to achieve the state of svastha.


  • Mohan, A. G. with Ganesh Mohan. Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings. Shambhala Publications, 2010. ISBN 978-1-59030-800-4.
  • Mohan, A. G., and Indra Mohan. Yoga Therapy: A Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Yoga and Ayurveda for Health and Fitness. Shambhala Publications, 2004. ISBN 978-1-59030-131-9.
  • Mohan, A. G. with foreword by Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind: A Guide to Personal Reintegration. Shambhala Publications, 2002. ISBN 978-1-57062-977-8.
  • Mohan, A. G. with Ganesh Mohan. Yoga Reminder: Lightened Reflections. Svastha Yoga, 2015. ISBN 978-9810943387.
  • Mohan, A. G., translator. Yoga-Yajnavalkya. Ganesh & Co., 2000. ISBN 81-85988-15-3.
  • Mohan, A. G., translator with Ganesh Mohan. Yoga Yajnavalkya (2nd ed.). Svastha Yoga, 2013. ISBN 978-9810716486.
  • References

    A. G. Mohan Wikipedia

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