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BKS Iyengar in the Media

BKSYou may want to read more about Guruji in the news

A few of the major sources include:

New York Time Magazine Obituary

What Is So Special About Iyengar Yoga? in the New York Times

The Influence of BKS Iyengar on the West in USA Today

Listen to an NPR Story with Judith Lasater on All Things Considered

Or watch BKS Iyengar on his last trip to the United States being interviewed by Charlie Rose

BKS Iyengar & Judith Lasater at IYISF 1984
BKS Iyengar & Judith Lasater at IYISF 1984

Other major articles this week include:


BBC News India: India yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies

BBC News India: Indian media pay tributes to yoga guru Iyengar

BBC News Magazine: BKS Iyengar: The man who helped bring yoga to the West

The Guardian: BKS Iyengar, Indian guru who sparked global yoga craze, dies aged 95

The Guardian: BKS Obituary- World-renowned yoga teacher who brought the art to the west

BKS Iyengar and Manouso Manos at IYISF 1984


Al Jazeera America: B.K.S. Iyengar: The guruji who brought yoga to the masses

The Atlantic: The Amazing Contortions of B.K.S. Iyengar

LA Times: B.K.S. Iyengar dies at 95; Indian guru helped popularize yoga in West

Public Radio International

New York Times- Asia Pacific: B. K. S. Iyengar, Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West, Dies at 95

New York Times – Health: The Amazing Contortions of B.K.S. Iyengar

New York Times – Well: Life of a Yoga Guru

The New Yorker: Iyengar and the Invention of Yoga

NPR – All Things Considered: Yogi Iyengar, Who Helped Bring Yoga To The West, Dies At 95

NPR (blog): Weakened By TB And Malaria, Iyengar Took The Yoga Cure

The Washington Post: Renowned yogi BKS Iyengar has died

The Washington Post: Death of yoga giant Iyengar revives debate: Are yogis after inner peace or tighter glutes?

The Wall Street Journal: Yoga Guru B.K.S. Iyengar Dies in India

USC Religion Dispatches Blog: POP CULTURE YOGI B. K. S. IYENGAR DEAD AT 95

WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station: Interview with guests Elizabeth Kadetsky, John Schumacher and Frederick Smith




The Financial Express: Sachin Tendulkar reveals healing powers of yoga guru BKS Iyengar in prolonging career

The Hindu: An animal lover

The Hindu: Iyengar’s Mysore connection

Kashmir Times: Yoga legend B.K.S. Iyengar dies at 96

The New Indian Express: The Guru Who Lived His Teachings

Sakal Times: Yogacharya BKS Iyengar hospitalised with heart condition

Sakal Times: Students, teachers bid adieu to Guruji

Sakal Times: Tributes continue to pour in for Yogacharya BKS Iyengar

The Times of India: Yoga guru BKS Iyengar passes away

The Times of India: BKS Iyengar: An incredible body of work

The Times of India: BKS Iyengar leaves behind a world of yoga

The Times of India: Iyengar’s yoga class: Young or old, everyone’s on the mat

The Times of India: The guru with a stick

The Times of India: In class he was a lion, say BKS Iyengar’s disciples

The Times of India: Yoga saved Iyengar’s life, can save many more’

– Many thanks to Ruby Reay, an Adeline Yoga student, for curating this comprehensive list.