Kausthub Desikachar

Dr. Kausthub Desikachar, son and student of TKV Desikachar, began studying yoga when he was nine years old. After completing his dual Masters degree, he committed himself to becoming a full-time student and teacher of yoga. He has authored numerous books on yoga including “The Yoga of the Yogi,” a biography on his grandfather, the great Yogi, T. Krishnamacharya.

His most recent book is titled “The Heart of Asana: A comprehensive manual on Classical Yoga Postures”. Kausthub is the cofounder of the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation (KHYF) and a senior Yoga Therapy Consultant at the renowned Yoga Therapy center, the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM). He is also a patron of the British Wheel of Yoga, and an advisor to the International Association of Yoga Therapists. He recently concluded his doctoral studies from the University of Madras, where his topic of research was “Effect of Individualized Yoga Training on Quality of Life.”

He is currently the principal investigator of two on-going research projects: “A study on the impact of Individualized Yoga Therapy on Diabetes Mellitus Type -2”, and “Lifestyle Practices of Youth in Urban Setting – A Comparative Study between Yoga Practitioners and Non-Yoga Practitioners.“

He is also a member of the American Pyschological Association and the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and an accomplished photographer. Kausthub Desikachar lives in India with his wife and daughter.