'Only a disciplined person is a free person.' - B.K.S. Iyengar
B.K.S. Iyengar's journey began from an inconspicuous village in Karnataka. Losing his father early he was buffeted by fortune from the home of one relative to another. He was in his teens when he met his guru (and brother-in-law) Krishnamacharya a renowned yogic scholar who took him under his wing. The young Iyengar found himself drawn to the teachings but terrified of the teacher. Despite the tumultuous relationship between guru and shishya Iyengar eagerly imbibed the intricacies of the art of yoga from his guru. Soon following his guru's diktat Iyengar found himself in Pune. It was in this city of strangers that Iyengar established himself and built his home and later his yoga centre. Decades later 'Iyengar Yoga' as it came to be called became synonymous with a precision-based asana practise that Iyengar popularized and spread to every continent of the world.
Narrated with love and compassion A Life of Light is the biography of one of the most respected yoga practitioners in contemporary times. His life spanning almost a century from pre-independence India to India of the twenty-first century is an incredible testament to the spirit of ancient India thriving in a market economy.