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November 23, 2016 | Indianapolis, IN
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who helped popularize yoga around the world and wrote 14 books on the subject, died Wednesday at age 95.
Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar's death was reported on his website as well as by major Indian TV stations, which said he had been hospitalized with a kidney ailment over the past week in the western city of Pune.
Born in a poor family in Bellur village in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, Iyengar was a sickly child who suffered multiple illnesses including typhoid and tuberculosis.
When he was 15, a relative introduced him to yoga in an attempt to build his resistance to disease. By the time he was 18, he moved to Pune to practice yoga and to teach its techniques to others.
Iyengar created his own brand of yoga, called "Iyengar yoga," and established studios in 72 countries where yoga practitioners are taught ways to improve breathing, concentration and meditation.
By the mid-1950's word of Iyengar yoga spread in Europe, where he began teaching many new converts, including violinist Yehudi Menuhin and author Aldous Huxley.
The popularity of Iyengar yoga spurred him to write a book called "Light on Yoga," explaining the 216 yoga postures that formed what he called the science and art of yoga. The book became a global best seller with more than 3 million copies sold and has since been translated into 17 languages.
Iyengar, easily recognizable by his bushy eyebrows and silvery locks of shoulder-length hair, practiced yoga until two months ago and even did headstands in his 90s.
Iyengar yoga's physically challenging poses and breathing techniques have been adopted by mainstream medical practitioners to help patients suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure and chronic back pain.
In 2004, Iyengar was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.
In a condolence message, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi described Iyengar as "a fine guru, scholar and a stalwart who brought yoga into the lives of many across the world."
President Pranab Mukherjee said, "The nation has lost a personality who devoted his entire life to the teaching and dissemination of India's ancient knowledge and wisdom to millions all around the world."
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November 23, 2016 | Indianapolis, IN
John 11:33 says: "When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who had come with her weeping and groaning, he groaned within himself and became troubled." Jesus expressed tears when his friend Lazarus died, he knows how it feels to lose a dead loved one and he understands what you and your family are experiencing. May this bring you and your family comfort in this time of need. cjp (fla.)
June 10, 2015
LET THE LOVE OF GOD SMILE UPON THE FAMILY AT THIS TIME.BE REMINDED OF THE WONDERFUL TIMES THAT YOU'VE SHARED BECAUSE OF HIS LOVE......DEE
September 11, 2014
Love you Guruji...Love you Father...miss you.....you are lord shiva itself....Om Nama Shivaya Om
September 06, 2014 | Pune
Dear dear...Guruji...will miss miss you miss you...its painful to miss your physical presence ....though i had met you only a few times...your presence in my heart was always..i was planning to visit you after my visit to to the four dhams and Gomukh...felt your departure when i was in rishikesh....returned to pune and was able to meet your dear son Prashanth and give my respects and the Ganga Jel from Gomukh....my Pranams Guruji...your love and presence shall be in my heart as long as i...
September 06, 2014
I am very sorry for your loss, so may you find peace in knowing that God hears your prayers and will grant you the needed strength to cope during this time of bereavement. 2Cor 1:3
August 31, 2014 | TX
Agnes Lovett Shepperson
August 31, 2014 | Atlanta, GA
I am very sorry for your lost and may the god of comfort be with you through all of your trials
August 28, 2014 | Norristown, PA
Please except my condolences for the loss of your love one...gain comfort in knowing that soon God will do away with Death forever..until that time may you gain strength & comfort from him.
August 28, 2014 | IL