b.k.s. iyengar

(1918- Present)

B.K.S. iyengar (Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar) was born in 1918. he is the founder of iyengar yoga, and one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world.

iyengar was born into a poor family in the grip of an influenza pandemic, which left him very weak. to improve his health condition through yoga practice, he became a student of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, who is often referred to as "the father of modern yoga." at the age of 18, he was sent to prune to spread the teachings of yoga, where he also experimented with various other techniques, which we know today as as iyengar yoga.

iyengar yoga focuses on body alignment and is useful in physical therapy because it assists in the manipulation of inflexible or injured area. iyengar pioneered the use of "props" such as cushions and blocks, and designed the asanas (poses) to be adjusted based on a person's stage of recovery to be accessible for all; elderly, injured, or ill students to enjoy the full benefits via fully "supported" methods requiring less muscular effort.

B・K・Sアイアンガー師 − 近代的なヨガに最も大きな影響を与えたアイアンガーヨガ の創始者。




Action is movement with intelligence. The world is filled with movement. What the world needs is more conscious movement, more action.

-B.K.S. Iyengar