Iyengar: His Life & Work
Iyengar: His Life and Work yoga book from the Iyengar Institute gives us an idea about the person of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar and sheds light on his evolution from sickly child to a living legend. His uniqueness lies in the fact that his teachings and expositions of our ancient scripture are based on his personal experiences which he corroborates with the texts.
Iyengar: His Life and Work is a new edition that contains some articles from the previous versions of this book and many new articles and interviews.
Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar (14 December 1918 - 20 August 2014), better known as B.K.S. Iyengar, was the founder of the style of yoga known as "Iyengar Yoga" and was considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world. He was the author of many books on yoga practice and philosophy including Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and Light on Life. Iyengar was one of the earliest students of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who is often referred to as "the father of modern yoga". He has been credited with popularizing yoga, first in India and then around the world.
The Indian government awarded Iyengar the Padma Shri in 1991, the Padma Bhushan in 2002 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2014. In 2004, Iyengar was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.