Yehudi’s guru is no more

The practical mystic B K S Iyengar who did more than anyone to popularise yoga beyond Indian culture has died, aged 95.

His fame spread after a meeting with Yehudi Menuhin in 1952. Yehudi learned to stand on his head. So did the Israeli prime minister, David Ben Gurion. Soon, a large part of the world was seeking transcendence.

Iyengar, a modest man, refused to cultivate a personal brand.




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