Dr. Asana Andiappan is a highly accomplished yogic international repute.
Dr. Asana Andiappan is a highly accomplished yogic international repute. He first trained in Yoga with Yogacharya S.Sundaram of Bangalore as a child, and later developed his own sequence of curative asanas based on the teachings of Sage Thirumoolar.
He was endowed with the title of “Asana” by Swami Suddhdananda Bharathi for his unrelenting pursuit of yogic therapy for common ailments. This privileged title is passed down the generations. After completing his Yoga Teacher Training at the ICYER in Pondicherry, Dr. Andiappan established the “Sundara Yoga and Natural Living Trust”. This is a popular and immaculately run yogic healing centre in South India that administers disease-specific therapy through a yogic discipline endorsed by leading medical practitioners.
Dr. Andiappan was awarded the Yogarathna (Jewel of Yoga) for his distinguished yogic achievements, and has been especially commended for his approach to yoga in curing senility and dementia, and quite recently for his immaculate research on yoga for a healthy heart. He obtained his Ph.D. in Yoga from the Medicinal Alternative Institute in Sri Lanka, and is currently Honorary Professor of Yoga at various colleges in Tamil Nadu, including Siddha Medical Colleges in Chennai and Palayamkkottai. Dr. Asana Andiappan also charis Adhoc Yoga Committees at well-established Universities.
Among other things, Dr. Andiappan is a long standing President of the Tamil Nadu State Yogasana Association. As Vice President of the Indian Yoga Federation, he has organized over 3000 yoga programs in India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. He has also Participated in several yoga programs for the world media, and successfully co-ordinated innumerable district, state, and national level yoga competitions in India.
As a successful yogic practitioner for over 60 years, Dr. Andiappan’s firm spiritual foundation is a beacon of light to those in search of peace and good health. A recognized corporate trainer, he has customized yoga practice modules for several high-powered government officials, senior executives, movie stars, and law enforcement personnel.
Today, Dr. Andiappan is the Founder and President of Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre with thirteen centres in South India that cater to clients, students, and teacher traineees from all over the world. Dr. Andiappan has trained and motivated hundreds of yoga teachers around the world in the powerful and therapeutic techniques of Sage Thirumoolar.
Besides editing two monthly journals, Yoga Kalai and Asana with a combined circulation of over 40,000 copies, Dr. Andiappan has published 25 books on Yoga, until now in Tamil, the pre-dominant language in South India.
Dr. Andiappan was recently recognized for his tremendous contribution to Yoga with the 2003 Gandhi Award. A prestigious award in India, this the first time someone has been acknowledged in the field of Yoga. Such recognition, along with the medical validation of his research, the popularity of his televised yoga series around the world, and the many success stories among the patrons at his various Yoga Therapy Centers, have all given rise to a new need - the need to be heard by the English - speaking majority around the world.
The result is the publication of an elegant book “ THIRUMOOLAR’S ASHTANGA YOGA”, a therapeutic approach to good health by Dr. Asana Andiappan - an elegant adaptation in English that is simple enough for a beginner, yet exhaustive enough for a beginner, yet exhaustive enough for the more experienced practitioner.