( ) also known as Sadhguru, is an Indian yogi
. He founded the Isha Foundation
, a non-profit organization which offers yoga
programs around the world, including India, United States
. The Foundation is also involved in various social and community development activities, which have resulted in the Foundation being granted special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council
of the United Nations
Sadhguru was born as Jagadish Vasudev in a Kannada family on 3rd September,1957 in Mysore-Karnataka, India. His father was a doctor. Even as a child, he exhibited unique tendencies. At the age of 13, Vasudev began yogic practices such as asanas and pranayama under the tutelage of Raghavendra Rao more commonly referred to as Malladihalli Swami. Sadhguru excelled at school and was a very bright student. He graduated with a degree in English Literature from the Mysore University.
At the age of twenty-five, he underwent a deep spiritual experience which was to change the course of his future life. One afternoon, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev went to the Chamundi hills in Mysore and sat on a rock with his eyes wide open. Suddenly, he had an out of body experience. He felt as if he was not in his body anymore, rather spread out everywhere, in the rocks, in the trees, in the earth. When he came back to his normal state, it was late in the... Read More