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BKS Iyengar Dies

Yoga guru Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyehngar has passed away in a Pune hospital aged 96 on August 20th 2014.

On the flipside of this tragic news of the death of BKS Iyengar, I recently wished to join a yoga class. My muscles are notoriously tight, and my flexibility has gone down the drain. At the behest of my physiotherapist, I searched for a place that taught me BKS yoga. He termed BKS yoga as authentic. Considering this lead provided by my physiotherapist I goggled on BKS yoga. I, fortunately, found a person who teaches the same at my vicinity.

It is an irony to know that the yoga giant is dead at this juncture. He is widely considered to be the father of modern yoga and popularizing it in the west. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2004.

May his soul rest in peace……


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