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Who is BKS Iyengar

Who is BKS Iyengar

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Published by Greg W Sheldon
Here is some really good information on Yoga. It has certainly helped alot of my friends. Please check it out.
Here is some really good information on Yoga. It has certainly helped alot of my friends. Please check it out.

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Published by: Greg W Sheldon on Feb 18, 2012
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 ==== ====Are you sick and tired Of dealing with poor flexibility, poor posture, back problems, aching joints,being overweight, poor balance, stress, or just want to increase your sense of health andwellbeing? Than you need to click the link below:http://ow.ly/98fxF ==== ====Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar is the founder of Iyengar Yoga. He was born inDecember 1918 in Bellur, Kolar District, Karnataka, India. Iyengar is the son of Sri Krishnamachar,who was a very poor school teacher. Iyengar is often referred to as Guruji by his followers. B.K.S. Iyengar led a very tough and sick early childhood. He was affected by influenza when hewas born, leaving him weak and undernourished. This later directed him to be seized by otherserious illnesses including malaria, typhoid and tuberculosis. Even as a child he strong spirited,and recovered from all ailments. Mr. Iyengar started basic yoga practice at the age of 15, under the tutelage of Guru Sri T.Krishnamacharya to improve his health. Krishnamacharya was a very hard teacher and pushedhis students towards excellence. Initially Guruji Iyengar had a lot of trouble learning the asana, buteventually with a lot of persistence and determination, he mastered a number of postures, whichmade him healthier. As he had some English speaking skills, in 1937, his Guru sent him to teach yoga in Pune,Maharashtra when he was 18 years old. Upon arrival he soon learned that his limited skills, both inlanguage and yoga, were not enough to earn him a respectable living. Guruji Iyengar did not giveup though; instead he practiced and polished his own yoga skills with a deep commitment.Eventually he mastered the art of yoga and students started attending his classes. After a numberof years of hard work and self training, he developed new techniques which later led to his fame. Guruji Iyengar married Ramamani in 1943, and had a happy married life for 32 years. The earlyyears proved to be challenging for them, but over time his reputation surpassed him and he gaineda lot of respect. In 1952 he met the famous violinist Yehudi Menuhin, who introduced B.K.S.Iyengar to the international world. He arranged for Iyengar to teach yoga in London, Paris,Switzerland and other places around the world, where he was internationally acclaimed. In 1966, Guruji had his first book titled, "Light on Yoga" published. This book was a huge successand became an international best seller, which is even now being reprinted every year in a numberof languages. This book also familiarized the western world with yoga. He has written a total of 14books, which are being published in 18 different languages about different yoga philosophies andtechniques, including the Iyengar method. The next milestone in Mr. Iyengar's life came in the form of the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial YogaInstitute (RIMYI) in Pune. He laid the foundation for this institute in 1973 in loving memory of hiswife Ramamani Iyengar. This institute opened doors to the world in 1975, and is being run by Mr.

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