B.K.S. Iyengar was born on December 14th 1918 in Bellur, India. In order to improve his childhood ill-health, he began to study yoga with his brother in law, a renowned yogi, T. Krishnamacharya. Iyengar started teaching in 1936. The tradition of Yoga of which he is part goes back 2,000 years in written texts – longer in the spoken form. He was introduced to the west in 1954 by the violinist Yehudi Menuhin, and published his book ‘Light on Yoga’ in 1966, an international best-seller.
Iyengar Yoga has become the most practiced form of yoga in the world. He has written many books since then.
B.K.S. Iyengar is considered by many to be the world's foremost exponent of yoga, having devoted his entire lifetime to its practice, study and teaching.
Since his death Guruji's work is continuing, safe in the hands of his family and helpers, at the institute he founded in Pune. He lived following his own advice - to live happily and die majestically.