One of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. 'The Michelangelo of yoga' - BBC
About the Author
Yogacharya BKS Iyengar is one of the foremost authorities on Yoga in the current era. His devotion to yoga, his uninterrupted practice for the past 65 years and his extraordinary ability to transmit his experiential knowledge of the yoga sutras of Patanjali has led to millions taking to this path along with their respective professions and activities in life. Today people the world over, irrespective of their age, caste, gender, religion, nationality, health status and economic background are practicing yoga as taught by BKS Iyengar (popularly referred to as "Iyengar Yoga"). He has successfully used yoga to help patients suffering from chronic ailments to overcome their problems. He has designed several props making it possible even for the diseased and disabled to practice yoga and attain its benefits. Many famous personalities have been his students including the violin maestro Lord Yehudi Menuhin; The Queen mother of Belgium, philosopher J. Krishnamurti amongst many others. He has been conferred many awards and recognition by several organizations and Governments.
He has authored 13 books, all of which have undergone several reprints and have been translated into many languages. His ‘Light on Yoga’ has been translated into sixteen languages and has been referred to as "Bible on Yoga". His other works include ‘Light on Pranayama, Light on Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Light on Astanga Yoga, Yoga: A Path to Holistic Health’ and his most recent 2 volumes on Asta Dala Yoga Mala. His teachings are also available in the multimedia format as interactive CD ROMS.