Yoga

BKS Iyengar Yoga

Legendary yoga guru BKS Iyengar passed away at 95 in August last year. Quite a miracle, when you consider his history — born in 1918 during an influenza epidemic, he was a weak, malnourished child, and suffered several illnesses including malaria, tuberculosis, and typhoid.

He started yoga at the age of 15 under the tutelage of his brother-in-law, the yogi Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (often referred to as the father of modern yoga), and eventually went on to establish himself as one of the foremost names in yoga — a reputation that still prevails across 70 countries. In spite of his popularity, Delhi-based photographer Aditya Kapoor, who was assigned to photograph Guruji's (as Iyengar was fondly called) yoga stances in July last year (just a month before he died)