Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja (B.K.S.) Iyengar
* 14. prosince 1918, ✝ 20. srpna 2014
B.K.S. iyengar was born in a family of a teacher and as a child he undergo malaria, typhoid and tuberculosis. In his 16 he was sent to his sister and her husband, Sri T. Krishnamacharya, who introduce yoga to B.K.S. Iengar. The beginnings were difficult for his disease beleaguered body, but the diligence of the young student allowed him to eliminate his shortages.
18 years old, Iyengar was sent by his teacher to Pune in Maharashtra state. In this time, yoga wasn’t as popular as now in India. Iyengar had to continue in his yogic education by himself, without a teacher.
Gurudji was sincere and faithful student. His search in his own practice allowd him to perfect praxis of asanas to the perfection. This is reflected in his teaching. During the years, Iyengar researched difficulties his students experienced in particular asanas by emulating them on his own body, in order to find a solution. Iyengar himself continued with yoga praxis almost till the end of his life.
On 19. 1. 1975 B.K.S. Iyengar established an institut in Puna, dedicated to his early deceased wife – Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI), where he himself teached. Hunderds of students, searching the essence of yoga, arrives to the institute every year. Children of Iyengar, his daughter Geeta and son Prashant continues in the family tradition of teaching and already during guruji life they become world esteemed experts on yoga.