Happy Birthday to BKS Iyengar, the father of modern yoga

by Dec 14, 2015Yoga0 comments

BKS Iyengar

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, who was largely regarded as the father of modern yoga, was born this day 97 years ago. Iyengar helped popularize yoga and cultivated his own style which focused on alignment and breath.

Like many yoga teachers, my life was changed by his book “Light On Yoga.” I was in awe of the amazing poses he was able to achieve and the ease with which he did.

Iyengar passed away August 20th 2014, and his passing was felt around the world.

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