B. K. S. Iyengar

B. K. S. Iyengar (1918–2014) was the founder and foremost teacher of Iyengar yoga, a style of yoga that emphasizes posture and alignment and using yoga postures for therapeutic purposes. His books include Light on Yoga and Light on Life.


BKS Iyengar - Barbican Demonstration 1984

21 May, 1984 was a momentous occasion in the history of Iyengar yoga and for the Iyengar Yoga studios in Maida Vale. BKS Iyengar, who was 65 at the time, gave a talk and demonstration before an audience of 2,000 at the Barbican Centre in London.

Light on Yoga

The definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga--the ancient healing discipline for body and mind--by its greatest living teacher. Light on Yoga provides complete descriptions and illustrations of all the positions and breathing exercises. Features a foreword by Yehudi Menuhin.

Iyengar Yoga 101: What Is It, Health Benefits & How to Practice

While Iyengar might not be as common a name as vinyasa or yin, it's actually the most widely practiced (and arguably the most accessible) style of yoga in the world. But what makes it different from other types—and why is it so loved by beginners and advanced yogis alike?

Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

BKS Iyengar’s translation and commentary on these ancient yoga sutras has been described as the “bible” of yoga. This new edition of the classic text contains a new introduction by BKS Iyengar, as well as a foreword by Godfrey Devereux, author of Dynamic Yoga.

Yoga The Iyengar Way: The New Definitive Illustrated Guide

A practical guide to the most widespread of yoga forms - the Iyengar method - this book is suitable both for beginners and advanced pupils and can be used as a handbook for home practice. Each of the 90 postures included is graded, described and accompanied by detailed instructions.

Core of the Yoga Sutras: The Definitive Guide to the Philosophy of Yoga

B.K.S. Iyengar has devoted his life to the practice and study of yoga. It was B.K.S. Iyengar’s unique teaching style, bringing precision and clarity to the practice, as well as a mindset of ‘yoga for all’, which has made it into a worldwide phenomenon.


Yoga Demonstration, BKS Iyengar (1976)

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar (1918 – 2014), better known as B.K.S. Iyengar, was the founder of the style of yoga known as "Iyengar Yoga" and was considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world.

The Tree of Yoga

Iyengar developed a form of yoga that focuses on developing strength, endurance, correct body alignment, as well as flexibility and relaxation. The Iyengar method integrates philosophy, spirituality, and the practice of yoga into everyday living.

Iyengar and the Invention of Yoga

In contemporary yoga classes, teachers often speak of Patanjali’s “Yoga Sutras,” a philosophical text compiled around two thousand years ago, as the wellspring of the practice.


BKS Iyengar's Unique Revelations…

Yogacharya BKS Iyengar's last interview excerpts. He talks on historical journey of Yoga, his life experiences, why Yoga was lost to common man and how it was revived, the importance of Asana, Pranayama and his unique contribution & message etc.