NAMASTE - BKS Iyengar: The Man Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West
“He had a great influence on, I would suspect, every yoga teacher there is,” says Chrissie Harrison, chair of the British Wheel of Yoga.
But he was an unlikely candidate for reshaping the world’s workout regime. His poverty-racked childhood in Karnataka was plagued by typhoid, malaria, influenza, typhoid and tuberculosis. Doctors predicted he would not live past 20.
His achievements were the result of his tenacious character, his incredible physical suppleness - television viewers would marvel at the contortions he was capable of pulling - and his ability to connect with people who were capable of promoting him.