BKS Iyengar is recognised as one of the principal yogis responsible for introducing Yoga to the West.
Today, the Iyengar style of Yoga is one of the most widely practiced forms of yoga worldwide.
Mr. Iyengar is known around the world for his extraordinary personal practice, his genius as a teacher, and his lifelong dedication to disseminating the ancient art of Yoga.
A consummate teacher, his distinctive style includes specificity of instruction, innovative sequences of poses, and a profound understanding of the connection between mind and body.
He introduced the use of props, including the sticky mat, blocks, straps, and many more, to help all practitioners experience the essence of Yoga poses (asanas).
His deep understanding of the effects of Yoga asanas led him to be a pioneer in the field of Yoga therapeutics, and he is arguably the foremost practitioner of Yoga therapy today.
He is the author of many classical works including Light on Yoga, the seminal text on Yoga postures.
Mr. Iyengar remained unsurpassed in his practice and teaching. He still practiced daily in the main hall at his Institute in Pune, India until his passing on the 20th August 2014.