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Yogananth was born to India's famous Yoga Guru, Dr. Asana Andiappan, who explored the therapeutic benefits of Asanas on a scientific level, based on the classical text of Thirumoolar's Thirumandiram. He started learning Yoga from the watchful eye of his Father and Guru at the age of two.
At the tender age of twenty nine, Yogananth is well qualified in the field of Yoga having completed two diplomas (Yoga and Naturopathy, Yogic Science and Education), a Bachelor in Yoga and Naturopathy as well as a Post Graduate Diploma from Dr. MGR University in Chennai, India. He not only completed the Post Graduate Diploma but was awarded a Gold medal for his achievement in coming first for his year. His achievement does not stop here as he is currently in the process of completing his Ph.D. thesis, as well as compiling a book of three thousand Yoga Asanas which has never been published to date.
His dedication to the practice of Yoga has earned him many State, National and International Titles in Yoga Championships. He has also given workshops and demonstrations across different countries including Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and France.
Yogananth specializes in Thirumoolar's Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Beyond Yoga, he is also interested in Indian classical music and a keen player of the Indian Classical Drum, Mirudangam.
His passion and mission in life is to spread the benefits of Yoga to all those who are interested and open to its philosophy. In additional, he wishes to continue his research on the countless Asanas and its benefits.