The Father of Modern Yoga BKS Iyengar Dies at 95

Born on 14 December 1918, our yoga role model authoring Light on Yoga (dubbed as the bible of yoga these days) died in Bellur, British India today 20 August 2014. He is 95 years old.

It’s a very devastating piece of news for us the yogis and yoginis as we see him as one of the pioneers of modern yoga, who serves as the best, the most flexible, the most credible source of learning to date. Now, he’s gone for good.

He, however, left invaluable heritages for the yoga world like Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, and Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. He would be pretty much missed.

And what I remember from his long life is photos of him on the book posing like a contortionist. So unforgettable, in every possible way.

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