Iyenga Yoga

Iyenga Yoga

Following kidney failure, world renowned yoga guru, Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, better referred to as BKS Iyenga, has actually passed away at 95.

‘His heart’s ejection portion (ability of the heart to pump blood) was 25 % when he was admitted on August 12. Later it dropped to 20 %. He’d actually been put on medication to enhance the heart function, but it didn’t show much outcomes,’ the doctor stated according to a report published on www.timesofindia.com. ‘The ejection rate of human heart ought to be in the range of 45 to 55 % for appropriate blood flow in the body. However low ejection rate of his heart resulted in decreased blood supply to all the important organs including brain, kidney and intestinal tracts. This has actually also caused kidney failure.”


BKS Iyengar was born on December 14, 1918. He struggled with malaria, typhoid and tuberculosis in his youth and at the age of 16 was introduced to yoga by his Expert Sri T. Krishnamacharya. Then at the age of 18, he was sent to Pune, Maharashtra by his guru to teach and preach yoga.

BKS Iyenga was referred to as a genuine and committed specialist. His own practice assisted him to check out and accomplish excellence in yoga asanas and he assisted promote yoga around the globe, authoring 17 books on the topic.

Iyengar likewise developed his own brand name of yoga, called ‘Iyengar yoga’ and established studios in 72 nations, where yoga practitioners are taught ways to enhance breathing, concentration and meditation.

Iyengar yoga’s physically difficult presents and breathing methods have been adopted by traditional doctors to assist clients who’ve diabetes, hypertension and chronic back pain. Undoubtedly, he still practiced yoga till two months prior to his death and even did headstands well into his 90s.

In 2004, he was named one of the 100 most prominent people worldwide by Time magazine.

For more information on BKS Iyenga and his teachings go to http://www.bksiyengar.com/