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BKS Iyengar

I have practiced Iyengar yoga for 41 years, although my practice was sporadic in the early days. My husband Lindsey and I made our first journey to Pune in 1976 to study with B.K.S. Iyengar 39 years ago. I have made that journey, mostly with Lindsey around 23 times.

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September 6th will be the 30th anniversary of my dad’s passing. Taken by a sudden heart attack while talking on the phone, his death was a huge shock. He was young—63—and very athletic, vital and energetic. Here one moment, gone the next.

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Yoga luminary and legend BKS Iyengar passed away at the age of 95. We are deeply saddened by the loss but can not deny his amazing and full life. Modern yoga would not have been the same without him and that’s a fact. If you’re familiar with his teachings or any of his books (See: Light [...]

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We are awaiting official reports, but it has been confirmed by sources close to the Iyengar family: It is with heavy hearts we report that world-renowned yoga guru BKS Iyengar has passed from his earthly body. He was 96*. Iyengar was admitted to the hospital a week ago and was treated for breathlessness and low blood [...]

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As an update to last week’s report, we’re sad to hear BKS Iyengar is still in the hospital and is considered to be in critical condition. The 96-year-young yoga guru was put on dialysis last Sunday following renal failure but unfortunately his kidneys have not responded so well to the treatment, according to today’s reports. Guruji, [...]

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According to students BKS Iyengar is doing fine. Earlier this week, the Guru was admitted to the hospital and was treated for breathlessness and low blood pressure but was released to his family soon after. According to a student, Amit Pawar, who works at Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI), Guruji is doing well and there is nothing to [...]

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We’ve just been made aware that BKS Iyengar was admitted to the hospital Tuesday afternoon and has been treated for breathlessness and low blood pressure, The Indian Express reports. Yogacharya B K S Iyengar, 96, was admitted to the critical care unit of a private hospital on Tuesday afternoon after he complained of breathlessness. Doctors [...]

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Could B.K.S. Iyengar win the Nobel Peace Prize? He should, says a novelist and correspondent for Bloomberg’s World View in New Delhi as well as the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States who have initiated a worldwide effort to nominate him. But what does yoga have to do with peace, anyway? According to Chandrahas Choudhury, [...]

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Today, December 14, 2013, BKS Iyengar turns 95 years on this earth. Happy birthday, Guruji! Iyengar is one of the founding fathers of modern day yoga and his teachings still permeate and resonate through much of what we consider as popular yoga today. As many pay tribute to Mr. Iyengar (we invite you to read [...]

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