B.K.S. Iyengar: 5 Facts You Need to Know

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For the ones who know Iyenger, would not be surprised looking at Google Doodle Today. But, the ones who are surprised, B.K.S Iyenger was born on ‘14th December’1918; hence Google is paying the tribute in its own way. He was the reason why Yoga took became popular in the west.

Thus, read these 5 facts you should know about the Guiding light of Yoga.

14 books on Yoga were written by Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar

imge 1Iyenger started learning yoga from the young age of 15 and even started teaching after just 3 years of learning and practicing the art. With his wide expertise in the field, Iyenger wrote a total number of 14 books on Yoga.

Iyenger had Kidney Problems

According to the New York Times, it was stated that prior to his death he suffered from Kidney problems. Iyenger was 95 years old when he left the world for his heavenly abode. It was also stated that Iyenger had got inclined towards Yoga to improve his health hat was deteriorated by typhoid, malaria and tuberculosis during his youth days.

Found his place as One of the TIME’s Most Influential People
yoga-is-a-LightIn the year 2014, Iyenger was named as one of the most influential people in the world by TIME magazine and was among top 100. His book “Light on Yoga” has been translated into 18 different languages

Yoga and Iyenger are considered to be synonymous terms

01In making yoga popular, Iyenger is widely responsible. Iyenger had also traveled to Europe to share his wide experience and knowledge. His name is always taken among the founding fathers of modern yoga.

Leaves behind his legacy –his children

B.K.S. IyengarIyenger is survived by 5 daughters and 1 son from his wife Ramamani Iyenga. He got married in the year 1943 and the marriage was arranged by his parents.

Sadly, his wife passed away in the year 1973. He has always referred to his wife as,” my philosopher, my partner, my guide.” He had also begun to train his wife in yoga so that she could he his personal advisor.

Thus, we all know that Yoga is highly beneficial for each one of us and if we can practice it daily even for half an hour, it can do wonders to our body.

 

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