B.K.S. Iyengar was born on December 14, 1918 in Bellur, Karnataka India. He is a legend in yoga and dedicated his life to teaching yoga and writing about the sacred art making the refinements of many of the 8 limbs of Hatha Yoga available for all to learn. He indeed almost influenced all styles of yoga practiced in the western world today.
He struggled for survival through early life suffering a variety of serious illnesses including tuberculosis, malaria, typhoid and even malnutrition. He credits his survival on his practice of yoga.
B.K.S Iyengar was taught yoga by the famous Sri T. Krishnamacharya.
In 1937 Mr Iyengar was asked by his Guru to go to Pune, India to teach yoga where he continued to teach for most of his life.
B.K.S Iyengar really is one of the greatest yoga teacher to ever live as
was his Guru Sri T. Krishnamacharya.
Books by B.K.S. Iyengar
Light on Yoga
a classic which has remained on the shelf's of bookstores for half a decade. It demonstrates hundreds of yoga postures and outlines details of how to practice them successfully.
At the end of his book he outlined a 3 year course which included all the yoga postures he laid out.
another classic in the field of yoga and one of the most informative books on the art of pranayama. Each different type of yoga breathing is explained in great detail and in a wonderfully progressive way.
Light on Pranayama
Many practitioners of yoga believe this to be the very source of yogic teachings. B.K.S Iyengar does a splendid job of translating these text. His translations are often just as enlightening as the actual yoga sutras.
Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Light on Life
B.K.S Iyengar's life story along with wisdom and philosophy. This book shows how one can live life based around the art and science of yoga. With tips and wise guidance on overcoming challenges and obstacles along the way.