Guruji Dr. Andiappan has served a critical role in yoga’s evolution, shaping it into the practice it has become today. He has contributed a large body of knowledge to the field through research, where he has uncovered numerous secrets within ancient yogic texts that reveal the therapeutic benefits of the practice. These include the seminal text in Thirumoolar’s Thirumandiram, about the curative effects in yoga practices. Moreover, based on such texts, Guruji Dr. Andiappan has been able to develop his own sequences of curative asanas—all of which have made such therapeutic benefits accessible, and helped thousands of yoga practitioners in the process.
Guruji Dr. Andiappan’s yogic influence spans the entire world, though earlier ripples of his study and teachings began in his own family. The Guruji’s sons and daughters are all yoga masters backed by a lifetime of practice, and all run their own yoga centres in various parts of the country. Guruji’s son, Yogananth Andiappan, is a world-renowned yogi who has spearheaded the propagation of knowledge and teachings of his father to people across the world.